“The hearts of the wise make their mouths prudent, and their lips promote instruction. Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.” (Proverbs 16:23-24)
My mouth. Yours too, probably.
There’s a reason James said, “The tongue also is…a world of evil among the parts of the body.” (James 3:6)
Tongues are hard to tame.
They’re small, but they are powerful.
You see, what we say can build someone up or tear them down.
Our words can defend someone or destroy them.
Our mouths can praise or curse.
It takes wisdom to tame our tongues.
But when we do?
Our tongues stop being weapons and become instruments for instruction, tools for teaching.
Our words stop being bitter and become sweet.
Our mouths stop hurting and start healing.
And it all comes from deep within us because…
“Out of the overflow of the heart, the mouth speaks.” (Matthew 12:34)