Exodus 20:13 NASB “You shall not murder."I couldn't believe what I was hearing! Today's verse seems rather simple, we shall not murder but it's not only speaking of murdering life, it can also mean murdering someone's spirit! As I overheard this father speak to his son, I was taken back. He said "you will not amount to nothing, you are no good, get up and get in the car!" I wasn't sure what the problem was between them but as I heard those words, I could only imagine what the young boy was thinking. His head hung down, tears began to fill in his eyes as he slowly got into the car. Our words can lift a broken spirit or they can break a spirit to where they will never grow. As I walk to my car, I prayed for the young man and his father, that God would come into their lives, for the father to realize what effect his words were having and for the son to find the strength in Christ to break away from those words. We can murder the spirit of one another by how and what we say, let us always be uplifting and encouraging to each other especially the young ones! peace, tom
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