I wanted to share two links with ya'll today.
Both of these posts really "spoke" to me recently.
Plus I woke up pondering the subject of words and how they affect us and those around us.
My sister-in-law (who happens to be one of my bestest friends!) posted all of these wise words on her blog.
Here are some good Bible verses on the subject of words and the tongue...
"Do you see a man who is hasty in hiswords?
There is more hope for a fool than for him." Proverbs 29:20
"Whenwordsare many, transgression is not lacking, but whoever restrains his lips is prudent."
"There is one whose rashwordsare like sword thrusts,but the tongue of the wise brings healing."
"Leave the presence of a fool,for there you do not meetwordsof knowledge."
"Graciouswordsare like a honeycomb,sweetness to the soul and health to the body."Proverbs 16:24
"So also thetongueis a small member, yet it boasts of great things.
How great a forest is set ablaze by such a small fire!"
I'll leave you with one amazing way in which we can and ought to use our tongues for good:
"ThereforeGod hashighly exalted him and bestowed on himthe name that is
above every name,so that at the name of Jesus, every knee should bow,in heaven and on earth and under the earth,andevery tongue confess that Jesus Christ isLord, to the glory of God the Father."