Sticks and Stones
You can choose whether you let words hurt. Don’t be hyper-sensitive – you give them control.
You can choose NOT to hurt others with words. However, you can’t please everyone all the time!
Psalm 119:165 AMPC Great peace have they who love Your law; nothing shall offend them or make them stumble.
Proverbs 10:12 ESV Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses.
Proverbs 17:9 NIV Whoever would foster love covers over an offense, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends.
Proverbs 17:19 CJB Those who love quarreling love giving offense; those who make their gates tall are courting disaster.
Proverbs 18:19 NASB A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city, and contentions are like the bars of a citadel.
Proverbs 19:11 ESV Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense.
Ecclesiastes 10:4 NASB If the ruler’s temper rises against you, do not abandon your position, because composure allays great offenses.
Isaiah 29:20-21 ESV For the ruthless shall come to nothing and the scoffer cease, and all who watch to do evil shall be cut off, who by a word make a man out to be an offender, and lay a snare for him who reproves in the gate, and with an empty plea turn aside him who is in the right.
Matthew 6:15 CJB If you do not forgive others their offenses, your heavenly Father will not forgive yours.