Little things can make a big impact in our lives. When you consider the mouth👄 in comparison to other parts of the human anatomy, it may not seem as significant—but it is a powerful thing.

Likewise, the 👅 can be used for good or evil—to bring joy or pain. Together they can be used as instruments for uplifting and encouraging or they can be dastardly and devastating to others based upon the “words” that come forth from your mouth 👄. The Apostle James says, “If anyone does not stumble in word, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle the whole body.” (James 3:2)

So, as you self-reflect on your verbal history, how have you used your mouth lately? Perhaps in praise, prayer, encouragement, motivation, and blessings—to praise our Lord and Savior? Maybe you have used your “words” as a secret weapon when you get into verbal arguments—or, to strike back at someone who you feel has wronged you—or, to tear down and curse people—those who were created in God’s likeness.

Praises and curses coming from the same mouth—the apostle James says that these things ought not to happen—James 3:10.

The old adage “sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never harm me” is the farthest thing from the truth. Those little four letter words that seem to be small in size can pack a big punch! Words can—and do—destroy relationships and lives.

Therefore, as children of The Most High God, think about the power of the “spoken word”as it relates to building up one another—Ephesians 4:29, “Don’t use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them.” In other words….Speak no evil!👄🙏🏽~M. Ford ©Copyright: Duty2Delightministries

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