Verbal abuse can have a negative impact on a person's heart if it happens over an extended period of time. Could you imagine what people would look like if the damage of verbal abuse left scars?
If these words left scars, it would be difficult for any of us to come out in public. But, the truth is that many people get hurt by these negative words, and after some time it can eat away at them. It is important that we don't speak bad words about others and we stay positive. When you are kind to people around you, it always seems to come full circle. Especially if you act kind to a person who is being mean towards you.
The spiritual and emotional impact that verbal abuse has on others can sometimes lead to a dark path of pain and regret. It's important for us to look at the Bible for guidance. Below are 7 Bible verses about verbal abuse:
"Not a word from their mouth can be trusted; their heart is filled with malice. Their throat is an open grave; with their tongues they tell lies" (Psalm 9:1).
"The words of their mouths are wicked and deceitful; they fail to act wisely or do good" (Psalm 36:3).
"Keep your mouth free of perversity; keep corrupt talk far from your lips" (Proverbs 4:24).
"The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence" (Proverbs 10:11).
"The mouths of fools are their undoing, and their lips are a snare to their very lives" (Proverbs 18:7).
"But the things that come out of a person's mouth come from the heart, and these defile them" (Matthew 15:18).
"Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption" (Ephesians 4:29-30).