Tuesday, July 2, 2013

The soothing tongue is a tree of life...

Sticks and stones may break my bones,
but words can never hurt me.


I know I've written about this before but what comes out of our mouths is extremely powerful.

Our words can heal, give hope or forgiveness, and help those around us have a sense of God's grace and love for them.

Our words can also cause devastation, destroy relationships, and turn people away from the God who has called us to represent Him in this world.

Proverbs 15:4 states, "The soothing tongue is a tree of life, but a perverse tongue crushes the spirit."

God, help us to reign in our tongues and keep them from running ahead of our ability to show compassion and share grace. When we are frustrated, disappointed, sad, or mad help us to use our voices constructively, not destructively. Amen.

Chesney Szaniszlo