My friend Rosalie Campbell, Director/Advisor of Garden Path Ministries, reminded readers in her quarterly newsletter of the importance of words. Do we use them to lift up or tear down? Do we even think about the words we speak and the impact they have on others or do we simply talk, talk, talk without much thought?
Proverbs 25:11 is a good ‘word’ to consider. “A word aptly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver.”
And in Psalm 19:14 the author speaks to God from his heart. “May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.”
This week I’m going to consider my words before I speak them. And when it’s clear that I should keep them to myself, I will. And when it’s clear that my words will be a blessing, then I will say them. I don’t want to speak just for the sake of speaking–but for a right purpose that will bless others and give glory to Jesus, the WORD made flesh.