I’d like to share with you today about the power of the tongue. It comes from Proverbs 18:21:
Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.
As it turns out, the tongue has great power. In fact, it says that death and life are in the power of the tongue! If you used your tongue the right way, it would lead to life. But if you used it the wrong way, it would lead to death. So we must be careful with our words.
We need to make sure that we say positive things that will bless others. This is what the Scripture says in Ephesians 4:29:
Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.
Our goal is to give grace to those who hear what we say. Are they blessed? Are they built up? If not, then we need to change the way we talk. We need to talk as the Lord wants us to talk. Here is another verse:
Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person. (Colossians 4:6)
Our speech needs to always be gracious. Not just sometimes or occasionally, but always. It’s not easy, but let’s learn to do that. When we do, those who hear it will be blessed.