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Why Words?

On this coming Sunday, September 28th, we will open our After-church discussion series on Biblical Words. Words are not simply sounds caused by air passing through our larynx. Words have real power. God spoke the world into being by the power of His words (Hebrews 11:3), and we are in His image in part because of the power we have with words. Words do more than convey information. The power of our words can actually destroy one’s spirit; even stir up hatred and violence. They not only incite wounds but inflict them directly. Of all the creatures on this planet, only man has the ability to communicate through the spoken word. The power to use words is a very unique and powerful gift from God. Words are powerful things. God’s words were so powerful that they actually created everything. We see this from the words in Genesis 1: God spoke: “Light!” And light appeared….God spoke: Sky! In the middle of the waters; separate the water from waters!….God spoke: “Earth, green up! Grow all varieties of seed-bearing plants, Every sort of fruit-bearing tree.” God spoke: “Lights come out!”….God spoke “Swarm ocean, with fish and all sea life!”…God spoke: “Earth, generate life!

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