Words are powerful - perhaps more powerful than we may realize.
- Taming the tongue is vital to complete self control. A reckless tongue can corrupt a whole person. The tongue is full of poison; no man can tame it. (Jas. 3:1-12).
- Words have the power of life and death. (Prov. 18:21).
- Words have the power to do good - well-considered words are 'life to the soul' (Prov. 16:24).
- Words have the power to do harm - inconsiderate words 'pierce like a sword' (Prov. 12:18) and careless talk like 'a sharpened razor' (Ps. 52:2).
Be careful how you communcate with people ... words can make or break, even when that's not the intent.