Words hurt. Words can build up or they can tear down. There is power in our words. Are we speaking to build someone up or are we looking to tear someone down? Just because they may not be in your presence or near you, speaking negatively has an impact not only on them, but also on yourself. Speak life giving words. Words that edify, encourage and build up.
Reckless words are like the thrusts of a sword, cutting remarks meant to stab and to hurt. But the words of the wise soothe and heal. Proverbs 12:18
Maybe someone has said something against you. We should not speak back words to tear each other down. Let’s learn how to love. Love in our words.