Wise Words Can Heal
“Thoughtless words can wound as deeply as any sword, but wisely spoken words can heal.” (Proverbs 12:18 GNT)
Today most of us will probably speak thousands of words. God tells us that our words can often cut and wound others worse than any knife. Haven’t we all experienced the horrible pain that angry, nasty, hateful words can inflict? But words can also bring much needed healing, so there’s the choice before us for today: will we utter words that hurt, or will we speak healing into another person’s private pain?
Lord Jesus, help us to watch our conversation carefully and teach us to bring blessing to others through our words.
Read and meditate on Proverbs 12:15-18.