by Darla Noble
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, the LORD, my rock, and my redeemer.
It usually isn’t difficult to find snippets of truth and relevancy in the old sayings and adages our parents and grandparents always seemed to have waiting for us in just about any situation. You know, things like….
• You can’t judge a book by its cover. • Beauty is more than skin-deep.
And let’s not forget You reap what you sow. But there is one such saying you probably heard on more than one occasion that could not be farther from the truth.
The saying, Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me, is a great, big, enormous life. Words do have the power to give life or to hurt and even destroy.
That is why it is imperative that you choose your words carefully and that your words encourage and build up—not hurt and tear apart. So, think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either a life-giving inspiration or a discouraging wound in the mind of another.
So, make sure your words not only edify others, but also glorify God. Be mindful that your words reflect the love and grace Jesus offers you in abundance.
Do It: Pay a compliment or offer a kind word to everyone you meet today.