Kind words are like honey–sweet to the soul and healthy for the body. (Proverbs 16:24 NLT)
We use words daily as a way to communicate. One thing is for sure: it’s not easy to say the right things at all times for any of us! Even though it can be tough, guarding our speech is a wise thing to do. The Holy Spirit helps us, so asking for help with words is what we can do to improve, making sure that our speech is sweet.
The words we speak have the power to influence the atmosphere. So, thinking before speaking is a good way to be sure words are impactful and helpful, not harmful.
For Christians, the goal is to have the words we speak be a blessing to people, not tear them town. Because words are powerful, we are much better off when we choose to use them wisely. Words we speak reveal the motives of our hearts. Being slow to speak is usually the best way to go. [Read more…]