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PowerofWordsA gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
The tongue of the wise makes knowledge acceptable, but the mouth of fools spouts folly. Psalm 14:1-2

A soothing tongue is a tree of life, but perversion in it crushes the spirit. v4
The lips of the wise spread knowledge, but the hearts of fools are not so. v7

A man has joy in an apt answer, and how delightful is a timely word! v23
The heart of the righteous ponders how to answer, but the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things. v28

In this collection of proverbs, we are reminded of how wonderful and important our words are. Gentle answers, soothing words that spread knowledge, words that are timely and well fit and thought out… all bring a blessing.

What will I say today?

God help me speak the words You desire. May others be built up by what I say.

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