I am glad my monkey boy is learning this verse this week. We are constantly disciplining and teaching him to use kind, helpful words. He has had a huge vocabulary from the start- at his 2 year old well check, the doctor asked if he had at least a 50 word vocabulary. We went home and started writing all the words he knew- we gave up after about 1000 (not including songs he knew). I don’t mention this to brag or say my child is better than another… As I have told him, God has blessed him with a lot of words to use and he has the choice to use them well or not. As we talk about this verse this week, we are talking about what it means to guard our mouths and what kinds of calamity can come when we are not on guard.
Whoever said “sticks and stones can break my bones, but words will never hurt me” was misinformed. Words are a powerful weapon. Broken bones tend to heal much quicker than broken hearts.