Sticks and stones may break my bones,

but words can never hurt me.

I heard this many times as a kid,

Not knowing how false this could be.

The truth is, words can hurt and kill,

remember King Ahab and Jezebel.

Naboth had a vineyard, Ahab wanted to buy.

So Jezebel got Naboth killed, and the vineyard for Ahab,

just by telling a lie.

Ahab paid for this with his life, by listening to

His prophets lie.

They told him he would win the battle, but

that was God’s way for him to die.

Joseph also had this problem,

he went to prison because of a lie.

But being by the hand of God,

he didn’t have to die.

Since we know now, that words can hurt and kill,

Before we speak, we need to check and see if it in’s God’s Will.



Billy Johnson