Mark Driscoll Discusses the Power of the Tongue

Proverbs 17:22
A joyful heart is good medicine,
but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. (ESV)
A cheerful disposition is good for your health;
gloom and doom leave you bone-tired. (Message)
Some Good Commentary:
22 One's psychological condition affects one's physical condition: a healthy attitude fosters good health but a depressed spirit ruins health. The antithetical idea, describing the two effects, stresses the importance of a cheerful heart. The first line presents the ideal: a "cheerful heart" (leh game-h) causes "good healing" (yetih gehah; NIV, "is good medicine"). The heart, as with the spirit in v.22b, refers to the mind, the psyche. The positive and healthy outlook on life brings healing. On the other hand, a "crushed spirit" (rush neke'ah), i.e., one that is depressed or dejected, has an adverse effect on the health of the body. "Bones" figuratively represents the body (encased in the bony frame): fat bones means a healthy body (3:8; 15:30; 16:24), but dry bones signify unhealthiness and lifelessness (cf. Ezek 37:1-14).

Proverbs 18:21
Death and life are in the power of the tongue,
and those who love it will eat its fruits. (ESV)

Words kill, words give life;
they’re either poison or fruit—you choose. (Message)
Some Good Commentary:
21 Many a one has been his own death by a foul tongue, or the death of others by a false tongue. and, on the contrary, many a one has saved his life' by a prudent gentle tongue, and saved the lives of others by intercession (an interposing or pleading on behalf of another person; a prayer to God on behalf of another) for them.

Ravi is Asked About Free Will

Ravi Zacharias Answers a Question About Free Will from Papa Giorgio on Vimeo.

Ravi Zacharias Is Asked About Standing Armies and Religious vs. Secular States

Ravi is Asked About Standing Armies and Religious Societies from Papa Giorgio on Vimeo.

Many topics intersect here into one. First, Ravi Zacharias puts all questions into a paradigm. Then he makes the point that depending on which paradigm one comes from gives any weight to the moral aspect of the question. "Good" and "evil" are examined as well as Adam and Eve's original redefining of what is the meaning behind those concepts.

Ravi then explains a bit about justice, just wars, and man's aversion to actual evil. He comments a bit on Jesus' examples of military analogies, and ends with a wrap up of the Ten Commandments. A longer response than usual.


Power of the Market - Individuals vs Government

Power of the Market - Winners & Losers

Power of the Market - Choices

Power of the Market - Limited Government

Power of the Market - Big Government (2-Parts)

Power of the Market - Immigration

Power of the Market - Education

Power of the Market - Prices

Power of the Market - Medicine

Power of the Market - Social Security

Power of the Market - Unfair Competition

Power of the Market - Higher Education

Power of the Market - Freedom

Power of the Market - Opportunity

Power of the Market - Invisible Hand

Power of the Market - Labor

Power of the Market - Welfare

Power of the Market - Fairness

Power of the Market - Equality

Power of the Market - Principles of Adam Smith

Power of the Market - Balancing Trade

Power of the Market - Conglomerates & Free Trade

Power of the Market - Poverty

Power of the Market - Consumer Protection (Ralph Nader)

Power of the Market - Voluntary Cooperation

Milton Friedman - Minorities and Government

Milton Friedman - Rising Cost of Health Care

Power of the Market - The Pencil ("I the Pencil")

Milton Friedman - Miracle of American Achievement

Milton Friedman - School Choice

Milton Friedman - More Liberty, Less Government

Milton Friedman - What is America?

Milton Friedman - Government & The Poor

Milton Friedman - Bad Laws

Power of the Market - Minimum Wage

Milton Friedman - The Curse of State-Owned Oil

Milton Friedman - The Free Lunch Myth (corporations are people)

Milton Friedman - The Draft - From Compulsory to Voluntary

Milton Friedman - The Robber Baron Myth

Milton Friedman - Curing American Health Care

Milton Friedman - Case Against Equal Pay for Equal Work

Milton Friedman - Illegal Immigration (2-Parts)

Milton Friedman - The Social Security Myth

Milton Friedman - Government's Health Care Role

Milton Friedman - The Great Depression Myth

Milton Friedman - Other People's Money

Milton Friedman - Redistribution of Wealth

Milton Friedman - Abolish the FED!

Milton Friedman - Healthcare, 3rd Party Payer

Milton Friedman - Monopoly

Milton Friedman - Government Regulation

Milton Friedman - Socialized Medicine

Milton Friedman - Health Care in a Free Market

Milton Friedman - Educational Vouchers

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Milton Friedman - Why Drugs Should Be Legalized

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Milton Friedman - Path to Socialism (2-Parts)