"Death and life are in the power of the tongue..." Proverbs 18:21a
There is power in our words. They have the power to encourage or discourage. They have the power to produce fear or faith. They can build up or tear down; comfort or distress; bring peace or confusion; wound or heal. They can bless or they can curse.
How much thought do you give to the words you speak? What kind of words are they? Our words have the power to produce either death or life. When we constantly speak negative, fearful words they produce an "erosion" of the thing, or person, they are aimed at. Gradually they bring destruction until they have done a lot of damage.
How can we make sure that our words don't bring "death" and that they produce "life" instead? By speaking the Word of God. "The words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life." (John 6:63b) God's word always produces faith, comfort, peace and life. When we speak them, we don't have to worry that we are speaking wrong things. While negative words cause an "erosion", speaking God's word reinforces and adds strength instead.
Have a great day. When we speak God's Word, we are speaking life.
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