Kids know how cutting words can be.
Word bullies attack vulnerabilities – appearance, intelligence, grades, clothes, family, racial background — anything that a child might be sensitive about.
So we fought back with the sing song, “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.”
Take that, word bully.
Gold Set In Silver
But words also heal.
Hard to argue with the opinion of the wisest man in the world.
“The right word at the right time is like precious gold set in silver.” (Proverbs 25:11 – Contemporary English Version)
“Gold set in silver.” Here’s the backgrounder.
Colloidal silver is one of the most powerful natural anti-viral, anti-bacterial agents known in particular in ancient times, and has been used in modern times orally/internally to treat illness and topically in the dressing of wounds.
So the proverb is saying:
when a word is fitly spoken (in the right spirit),
in season (at the appropriate time),
it (the phrase),
is as a healing agent.
That’s why Jocelyn and I started up REVwords.
We are REV’s. And we use fitting words as healing agents.
…REVeberate – they have a prolonged, continuous effect and resound in a succession of echoes.
…REVitalize – they impart new life and vigor.
…REVolutionize – they bring about radical change. You can change your world by changing your words.
REVwords.com is our platform.
Our community – starts with you.
Our why – We help you choose your words well.
We’d love to have you Subscribe to REVwords. We’ll put helpful content into your inbox early Mondays to get your week off to a good start.
Our office is Starbucks – an occasional Second Cup or Good Earth. And maybe even a Tims or Macs.
We’ll put our eighty years of ministry experience to work in coming alongside you, your family or your organization.
You have a compass. We provide the map.
“Innocent and powerless as words are settled in a dictionary, how potent for good they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.” Nathaniel Hawthorne
Because words matter.
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