How do you usually speak to other people? Does your speech bring inspiration and joy to others? Or do they cause discouragement and pain?
A lot of us love to express ourselves, and although there are many forms of self-expression like art and music, most of us prefer to let our thoughts be known through the spoken word. Although there is no problem with talking, a lot of us are not aware that with the gift of speech comes a great responsibility. As simple as they seem, our words have so much power that the Bible is bridled with advice on how we should speak.
One of my favorite passages in the Bible about the power of words is found in Proverbs 25:11, “A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.”
You can read one wonderful example of the power of “words fitly spoken” in this post: “Apples of Gold.”