4 Ways to Encourage Others with Your Words

 

They have shaped the course of human history—sparking wars, ending lives, and making either best friends or bitter enemies. It is no understatement to say that words are incredibly powerful. But words are also difficult to control. Each of us knows the bitter regret of saying the wrong thing. What does the Bible teach about our words? How can we learn to use them for good instead of evil?

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5 Benefits of Speaking Positive Words

 

Words are incredibly powerful. They can lift the spirits of the weary mother, inspire the soldier to courageous action, and comfort those who mourn. Proverbs 18:21 tells us, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.” Our tongues have the potential for either great evil or great good. In the Bible, God teaches us to speak words of encouragement, praise, instruction, and truth.

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Speaking Apples of Gold

Proverbs 25:11 tells us, “A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.” Are we speaking apples of gold? Too often, we speak words at the wrong time, out of place. They clash with the beauty of life and strike a jarring, dissonant chord. We wish we could swallow those words and, sometimes, the pain they cause. But this verse offers hope. We can learn to speak words of wisdom, life, and hope—in other words, apples of gold.