Monday, July 12, 2010

Verse of the Day - The Tongue of the Wise

"There is one who speaks like the piercings of a sword, but the tongue of the wise promotes health." - Proverb 12:18

Have you ever noticed how some people are always seemingly cutting others down with their speech? There are some people who don't even seem to care how their words affect others when they speak. However, there are other people who make a concerted effort to come across in a gentle manner, and can rebuke in a gentle way. The analogy that today's text uses is that of a sword. Some folks don't care if they "cut others to pieces" with their words. Others, however, can discern a "cancer" in the life of their hearer, and will carefully and gently use their words like a "scalpel" to remove the "cancer", thus "promoting health." May all of us strive to be "surgeons" rather than "warriors" in our communications today.


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