Life, Death and the Tongue

in Speech/Words

Here's David Chadwick with today's Bible Minute.

Proverbs 18:21 says that life and death is in the tongue. Have you ever thought about that? This tiny instrument in our mouth has the power to give life to people but also to give death to people. Think about it.

Many of you are encouraged when people give you encouraging words but you're also similarly strained and even stained by words that have hurt your heart given to you by significant people through the years. So today make a commitment to use that wonderful gift of the tongue inside your mouth to encourage other people.

Build them up because life and death truly is in the tongue. And when you use your tongue to give life to other people, you're never more like our Creator who came to give us life and to give it to us abundantly.

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