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A Single Word

Posted: November 14, 2016

I’m a total science geek, and I love studying things about the human body.

Something really neat that I’ve found while studying science and anatomy is that science always seems to further prove God’s word. When you study the body’s physical make-up or the brain’s chemical reaction to things, the scientific evidence found always proves the truth of God’s word!

For example, I recently read an article where doctors found that, “a single negative word can increase the activity in our amygdala (the fear center of the brain). This releases dozens of stress-producing hormones and neurotransmitters, which in turn interrupts our brains’ functioning.”

Conversely, “Positive words, such as ‘peace’ and ‘love,’ can alter the expression of genes, strengthening areas in our frontal lobes and promoting the brain’s cognitive functioning.”

Pretty crazy, right? Especially when you consider what God’s Word has to say about the power of our words.

“The tongue can bring death or life; those who love to talk will reap the consequences.”
- Proverbs 18:21 NLT

 Lord, thank you for the truth in your Word. Help us to use our tongue to speak life and encouragement, continually praising You with our mouths. In Jesus’ name, amen.