Proverbs 12:18 (AMP)
There is one who speaks rashly like the thrusts of a sword, But the tongue of the wise brings healing.
Have you ever had a conversation with someone and by the time you were done you felt weak discouraged and even sick? Its almost like they infected you with something through the words they spoke. On the other hand, have you ever been down trodden and discouraged and you had a conversation with someone and they made your whole mood change? Suddenly you have a new perspective to life, you have energy and conviction and you are ready to take on the world! That’s what happens when you listen to the tongue of the wise.
The power of our words, they can make you feel sick and defeated or they can make you feel alive, energetic and healed ready to take on the world!
What kind of person are you? Do your words hurt like the thrust of a sword or do your words bring healing to its hearer?
You and I have the responsibility to decide what to say and Jesus said that we will give an account for every careless word we utter, that’s how important words are.
May the wisdom of God fill our hearts that from that abundance we may speak words of healing to those God brings our way. May you and I be the kind of individuals who speak life that everywhere we go, that people may be eager to hear what we have to say.
There is power to heal in your tongue; What goes through your mind when you hear that statement?
Do know people whose words are like the thrust of a sword? How do you feel when you are around them?
What are you going to do to ensure that your words bring healing and not death?