Worthy Words
originally written 14 Jan 11
posted 1 Nov 15
photo by: Shirley/Oklahoma/January 2011
Are your words worth remembering?

When darkness comes…
When hope dims…
When feeling low…
…words from past conversation echo

What will be the effect of your words?
Will they encourage someone to hold on a little longer?
Or will they be used by the enemy to push someone deeper into despair?

Words hold enormous power
Some words are worthless yet haunting, some are treasured and life-changing.

Make your words worthy of remembrance.

Does not the ear test words as the tongue tastes food?
Job 12:11

May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be
pleasing in your sight, LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.
Psalm 19:14

Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
Proverbs 16:24

The words of the reckless pierce like swords,
but the tongue of the wise brings healing.
Proverbs 12:18

The words of the wicked are like a murderous ambush, 
but the words of the godly save lives.
Proverbs 12:6

Truthful words stand the test of time, but lies are soon exposed.
Proverbs 12:19

A gentle answer deflects anger, but harsh words make tempers flare.
Proverbs 15:1

Gentle words are a tree of life; a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit.
Proverbs 15:4

The heart of the godly thinks carefully before speaking;
the mouth of the wicked overflows with evil words.
Proverbs 15:28

Kind words are like honey—sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.
Proverbs 16:24

Scoundrels create trouble; their words are a destructive blaze.
Proverbs 16:27

“Make a tree good and its fruit will be good, or make a tree bad and its fruit will be bad, for a tree is recognized by its fruit. You brood of vipers, how can you who are evil say anything good? For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of. A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in him, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in him. But I tell you that everyone will have to give account on the day of judgment for every empty word they have spoken. For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned.”
Matthew 12:33-37

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