Power In Word

I have been following the MY Space case.  I live near the area where Lori Drew and Megan Meier lived. Drew and her family moved away following Megan’s death. Drew created a fake MySpace account to humiliate Megan. Drew pretended to be a boy( Josh) interested in Megan. When Josh began to say negative things to Megan and eventually ended the relationship. The message that sent prompted Megan to end her life was  “The world would be a better place without you.” Megan ended her life.

In the Bible, there are many warning about being careful about what you say. The power of life and death is in the tongue.   The MySpace case is an extreme example of how the tongue ( what was said affected life and death).

James 3:5 Likewise the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole person, sets the whole course of his life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell.

Luke 6:45 NIV  ” The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks

I am convicted as I write this about how my words have hurt my family.

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