Love Your Tongue

Words do matter.  They matter a lot.  Words are never…”just words.”   Proverbs 18:21 says, “The tongue has the power of death and life.  And those who love it will eat it’s fruit.”   And those who love it will eat its fruit. I’ve heard a lot of teaching on the life and death part of the verse.  But, my attention is drawn to the second sentence, “Those who love it will eat its fruit.”  Here’s something to consider…

Life is what it is for you because of the seeds your tongue is planting.  If you love your tongue. If you pay attention to the words of your mouth.
How is what you are saying affecting your “space?”  How is what others are saying affecting your “space?”  How are you affecting other’s “space?”
How are you molding yours and others futures with your words?

Somebody recently said to me, “It’s just words” as if words don’t play a significant role in the direction of our lives and beliefs.

What do you see that God has to say about the importance and power of words?  How much power do you think they have?  In what ways can they shape or alter a life?   Let me give one scenario that takes us beyond the obvious “saying nice things vs. bad things.”  Here’s an example:  What importance do words play in the life of a teacher, or author?  What emotions to we control with our words?

What other things can you think of?  How can you love your tongue?   Please leave a comment.