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The Power of One Word

A word aptly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver. (Proverbs 25:11)

Read Proverbs 22 today!

One word can…

1.  Heal or Hurt

“The tongue that brings healing is a tree of life, but a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit.”  ~Proverbs 15:4

2.  Promote Instruction or Advance Destruction

“The wise in heart are called discerning, and pleasant words promote instruction.”  ~Proverbs 16:21

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The Power of Life and Death

A man of knowledge uses words with restraint, and a man of understanding is even-tempered. (Proverbs 17:27)

Are you using your words sparingly?  A man and woman who seeks God first will choose to use words that heal, not harm.  Words that produce character in someone else, not destroy, or demean it.  Our words should build people up, not tear them down.  What’s your tone like in a conversation?  Have you maintained eye contact to let someone know you really care about what they are saying?

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