Words hold great power.

Whether we are speaking the words or hearing them, words have the power to build us up or tear us down.

Words can express love. And they can express hate.

Words can comfort. And they can hurt.

Words can please God. Or they can please the enemy.

Encouraging words build us up and set us on a positive path. God speaks encouraging words of love and comfort.

Hurtful words tear us down and stay with us for a long time, longer than we probably realize. The devil speaks hurtful words of hate and hostility.

Our words either please God. Or they please the enemy.

Words can be apologized for. But they can’t be unsaid again. It takes only moments for the damage to be done, but can take a lifetime to recover from.

Encouraging words express value, respect, and worth to another. They take only moments to say, and can stay with us for a lifetime.

Our words either please God. Or they please the enemy.

The heart of the godly thinks carefully before speaking;
the mouth of the wicked overflows with evil words. 
Proverbs 15:28 NLT

When you think of the words you speak, who would be pleased?

In Christ,

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