The Message (MSG)
21 Words kill, words give life;
they’re either poison or fruit—you choose.
The above scripture passage is probably most familiarly read as “Life and death are in the power of the tongue.” However, I chose the Message Bible translation because it is so transparent, as it simply says, “Words kill, words give life.”
Why is it so important to be conscious of our words? Words can leave scars or they can be healing.
Do you remember a time when someone spoke an affirming word to You? Do you remember how good it made you feel? In the same way, do you remember when someone spoke a harsh or unkind word and how it made you feel. The hurt of destructive words can sometimes last minutes, hours, days or even years.
I always tell people, “Make sure, when you leave a room or finish a conversation, that you leave it better than you found it.”
Speak Life, in every situation. Even if you don’t see eye to eye, speak with love and not death.
Today’s worship video is entitled, “Speak Life” and it is performed by TobyMac.