August 9th – Proverbs 12:25

Proverbs 12:25

Someone once said, “Words are containers for power, you choose what kind of power they carry.” And boy isn’t that the truth! Studies show that it takes seven positive comments to make up for just one negative one. That’s the weight words can hold. They have the ability to bring about good or evil, hurting or healing, comfort or pain, uplifting or tearing down. And living in a world with more than enough critics and naysayers, a “good word” can be hard to find. Yet as Christians we are called to be deliverers of nothing but good words. To, “encourage one another day after day”. (Heb. 3:13) For as Proverbs 15:4 tells us, “The tongue that brings healing is a tree of life.” And the “good word” we should be sharing is the Word of God. For in those times when we need words of comfort, there are none that can permeate the pain and bring us peace and joy like ones found in the Bible.