Ever felt words hit hard as a fist?
Ever felt them thrill you?
Nelson Mandela, who opposed the South African apartheid regime and was imprisoned for almost three decades, knew the power of words. He has said, “It is never my custom to use words lightly. If twenty-seven years in prison have done anything to us, it was to use the silence of solitude to make us understand how precious words are, and how real speech is in its impact on the way people live and die.”
Proverbs shares these truths about the words we speak:
Remember: The tongue has no eraser.
So be a smart mouth.
Taste your words before you speak.
Ask yourself—are they bitter or sweet? Are they life-giving, refreshing and gentle?