Gentle Tongue is a Tree of Life

Proverbs 15: 4 tree of life

Proverbs 15:4 – “A gentle tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it breaks the spirit.” … A gentle tongue will rebuke at times, never out of pique, but always for the good of the hearer. Words from a friend pointing out a fault will hurt, but they come from faithful love.

Today’s Lesson ”

Words can be helpful and healing. They canToday’s Lesson: provide hope and encouragement. Wise and gracious words are a powerful tool in ‘pouring oil on troubled waters’ or diffusing a situation that could quickly escalate into a serious conflict.

However, the words we speak and the messages from our lips should also be spoken in spirit in truth.. in grace and in love. For just as a gentle, controlled, thoughtful or caring word can calm the troubled breast, bring hope to the hopeless, healing to the injured or grace to an offender so a harsh, hateful, cruel or careless comment can as easily be used to wound or discourage, hurt or hinder, harm or handicap or speedily stir up strife and anger.

A lesson we could all learn during these trying times is this one from Proverbs, Lisa

 Proverbs 13:3; “Whoever guards his mouth preserves his life; he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.” 2. Ephesians 4:29; “Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasi Let on, that it may give grace to those who hear.

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