Monday, November 14, 2016

The Power of The Tongue

Have you ever blurted out the wrong words at the wrong time? Horrified, you wish you could push the rewind button and start again – but, unfortunately, the words are irretrievable.

Scripture tells us to keep watch over our tongue, and for good reason. Words have the power to create strife or peace; to build up or destroy; to bless or curse.

The old adage claims ‘words never hurt me.” That, however, couldn’t be farther from the truth. Words do hurt and can wound a heart for a lifetime. But the right words spoken at the right time have the power to heal and comfort.

Words count – so count your word!

"Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.
Psalm 141:3

"There is one who speaks rashly like the thrusts of a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing."
James 3:2

"A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger."
Proverbs 15:1

"A man has joy by the answer of his mouth, and a word spoken in due season, how good it is!"
Proverbs 15:23