Empty Words

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by ChrisRyan, May 24, 2014.

  1. When you think of "empty words," what comes to mind? Do you find yourself tempted to accept the counsel of those who use "empty words"? When? Why?
  2. To me, empty words come from the person and not the Spirit of God. This normally stems from those who get fired up about a topic or topics of discussion and let anger and pride take over. Most I believe can recognize this kind of 'emptiness of words'. I normally ask for the person to expound on what they've said or let them cool off and come back to it later.
  3. @Brian Thanks for the reply.
  4. Empty words are those that lack substance, wisdom, and truth. They are words not filled with reality or matched with action. The famed fourth-century preacher, John Chrysostom, said when preaching on this verse from Ephesians, "There are always people among us who want to diminish the force of words. . . . Empty words are words that are for a moment attractive but in no way are proved by deeds" (Homily on Ephesians 18.5.5-6.1).
  5. I agree, therefore it means to me "empty words" means "not quoting a bible verse where one derives one’s conclusion" or if not quoted, at least a Christian can relate what been said to a bible verse....

    I observe myself more of a linear thinker : )

    Logic has rules, it has a premise.
    A premise is an assumption of truth so as conclusion can be made.
    Without a premise, no conclusion.

    What can be more a valid premise?

    Bible verses is not merely an assumption of truth…..it speaks the truth!

    So, I need to quote a bible verse then, I think : )

    1 Corinthians 1:18-31
    New International Version (NIV)

    Christ Crucified Is God’s Power and Wisdom

    18 For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 19 For it is written:
    I will destroy the wisdom of the wise;
    the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate.”[a]
    20 Where is the wise person? Where is the teacher of the law? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? 21 For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe. 22 Jews demand signs and Greeks look for wisdom, 23 but we preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, 24 but to those whom God has called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. 25 For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength.
    26 Brothers and sisters, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. 27 But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. 28 God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are, 29 so that no one may boast before him. 30 It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption. 31 Therefore, as it is written: “Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord.”[b]
  6. Now that there is an empty word.
  7. 1Co 2:4 And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:
    5 That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.

    A "empty" word has no power. :(

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