Too often, we speak without giving thought to our words and their impact in the lives of others.
Two lessons stand out that should be considered.
One, once we speak, we cannot take our words back. Think first.
Two, words seasoned properly bring encouragement and give grace to those who hear. Think first.
Solomon said the power of life and death is in the tongue. James identifies the tongue as an unruly evil that no one can tame. Such thoughts require us to be careful about what we say and how we say it because the results have eternal implications.