Words communicate. They tell stories, true or false. Words reveal – they expose who we are, our values and what our hearts are like. They show what and who we care about; our attitude and motivation. Words can be helpful but they can also be damaging to those who listen or read them.
Use your words carefully, thinking before you speak. Remaining quiet, just listening can even be better in some situations. Let’s ask God to help us honour Him with our lips, carefully choosing when to speak and when to be silent.