Few pieces of cutlery would be sharper than the human tongue.
We have all heard sermons, read books, even read the Bible as to the affects of the human tongue.
I have told my tongue, that today it will be constrained to speak only words that encourage, not discourage. Phrases that bring about solutions to current problems and extend my limited vocaubulary to lift up and not tear down.
Proverbs 12:18 says, “There is one who speaks rashly like the thrusts of a sword. But the tongue of the wise brings healing.”
Thats what I want to do today. Bring healing.
Who knows that God may lead you to someone who has been wounded by others or their life is in an absolute mess. God might use your tongue to bring healing.
But also be mindful, that if not careful, and you speak rashly, you might as well as take a sword and thrust it through them, the effects will be that severe.
There is a choice involved.
I hope to make the right one today.