the old game is rock, paper, scissors; the new game is picture, pen, sword. In the new game picture takes pen (a picture is worth a thousand words), pen takes sword (the pen is mightier than the sword) and the sword takes picture (just as scissors cut paper, sword slashes picture).
Actually though, words would win in any scenario, if they are God’s words. “Take . . . the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.” (Eph. 6:17)
“For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” (Hebrews 4:12)
“All scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” (2 Tim. 3:16-17)
Soooo, “Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.” (Colossians 4:6)
Because our words matter, they make a difference for better or for worse in the lives of those to whom we direct them.
sincerely, Grace Day