The tongue has the power of life and death.
Words deliver hope, comfort, and encouragement to people—and praise, honor, and thanksgiving to God. “A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver” (Prov. 25:11).
Words also wreck friendships, ruin reputations, destroy families, and inflict wounds that never heal. “Their teeth are like spears and arrows, their tongues as sharp as swords” (Ps. 57:4).
Few things do more good than words—and few more harm.
Resolve that what you say today will do good, only good.
Words can heal a heart—
or break a heart.