30 Lessons Drawn from the Miracles of Jesus – #21

Reading Time: 6 minutes

Negative words Can Be Very Effective (Mark 11:12-14, 20-26)

negative words
Photo by Kat J on Unsplash

How Exactly Do Negative Words Work and Why?

We’re still looking at the same story from the previous miracle lesson (#20) and the one before it (#19). In this post, we examine the negativity in Jesus’ words when He said, “May no one ever eat fruit from you again,” Mark 11:14, NIV. In ancient times, many children respected their parents out of fear of being cursed. In those days, people understood the effectiveness of negative words coming from an older person, especially from one’s own parents or someone well-advanced in age. In many parts of Africa, that understanding has not been lost to modernization. Now, let’s examine this from a Scriptural point of view. 

Continue reading “30 Lessons Drawn from the Miracles of Jesus – #21”