by Dr. Ed Young

#436 February 17, 1985 - PM
(Transcribed from actual tape)


Exodus 20:16

Let's go to the lord in prayer together. "Father, we're grateful for Your

fellowship and your Spirit, that takes words and prayers and hymns and songs

and gives them a dynamic that we've never known before. Familiar phrases

pierce us, bring us to conviction before Thee. And, Lord, we stand and

sit in amazement as to how You work and speak and deal with folks like us.

Father, tonight may every individual here feel as if You have taken them

off to a private room and You alone, dear Father, have spoken personally to

them. Lord, may no one feel excluded. May no one think that, "Well, that's

for someone else," or cause any distracting thoughts to come to their mind.

But may we feel, Lord, that Your message tonight through this commandment

was personally written at this time for each one of us. You speak. Let me

get out of the way so that Thy Word and Thy holy and divine message alone

might be heard. For we pray through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen."

"Sticks and stones can break my bones, but words can never hurt me." Is

anything wrong with that? Just one thing. It's not true. Words bite,

sting, hurt, scar and abuse. Open your Bibles. Instead of Exodus, open it

to Proverbs, Chapter 6. And I want you to see there a listing of six things,

yea, seven things that God hates. Proverbs 6, Verse 16 following.

These six things doth the Lord hate, yea seven, are an

abomination to Rizn: a proud look, a lying tongue, and hands


that shed innocent blood, a heart that deviseth wicked
imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,
a false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth dis-

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