Go, stand in the temple and speak to the people all the words of this life. Acts 5:20
The Oxford English Dictionary is the primary source for the words of the English language. The first full edition was published in ten volumes in 1928. The second edition was published in twenty large volumes in 1989 and contains entries for 171,476 English words (and 47,156 words that are now obsolete). Currently, there are 355,000 entries in the Revised Second Edition. Among modern languages, English is considered to have more words in use than any other.
We live in a world of words. Yet, how many of the words in the OED are words of life and hope? It all depends on who speaks them and for what purpose. What the world needs is for familiar words to be cast in an eternal, life-giving context. That’s what the early apostles did in Jerusalem. When an angel of the Lord released the apostles from jail, he told them to go and “speak to the people all the words of this life.”
We have those very words recorded in the Bible. Make sure you get a daily portion of life and hope from the Scriptures.
I hear the words of love, I gaze upon the blood, I see the mighty sacrifice, and I have peace with God. Horatius Bonar
Five Essentials of Evangelism, Part 1 (Acts 5:11-42)