Paul David Tripp has said, “You have never spoken a neutral word in your life. Your words have the power of life and death in them.” This morning, Proverbs 12:18, made that come to life for me:
There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts,
but the tongue of the wise brings healing.
Lord, help me to speak words that are sweet to the ears of those around me. Let me speak life to people, and not death.