“The words of the Lord are pure words, like silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.” Psalm 12:6
It’s often been said that words can’t injure like a rock or a stick could, but the truth is that sometimes they wound you in a manner that’s far more dangerous. While physical abrasions heal, abrasions made by words can pierce the heart and fester. Years after you’ve forgotten they were said, abrasive words can cripple you in way you don’t even realize. Yet God knows they’re there, and He looks upon you with compassion. He sends His Word to heal you, to root out the wounding words and restore you. Other people may hurt you with their words, but God never will.