Proverbs 25:11 (KJV)

11 A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.


Our words either help, or hurt.  They lift up, or tear down. They convict, or offend.

Words are powerful!  God created the heavens and the earth and all that is in them by speaking them into being!

When we speak curses, or disparaging words to people, we wound their spirits, and cause hurts that take much time to heal…and some folks never recover from the words that were spoken over them!

I’ve heard it said that physical abuse is not as devastating as verbal abuse.  Physical wounds heal in time; but wounds caused by verbal abuse sometimes never heal.  These things stick in our minds and hearts…they get deep down into the cellar of our souls, and fester.

A small seed of “unworthy” begins to grow from those words, and if not plucked out by the root, will flourish like a patch of weeds.  The flower it produces is anything but beautiful…it’s down- right ugly!

Next time we open our mouths to speak…let’s think first, and be careful what we say!

“Words that point us to Christ are always words that matter!” -Unknown