Sin is not ended by multiplying words,
but the prudent hold their tongues.- Proverbs 10:19
With their mouths the godless destroy their neighbors,
but through knowledge the righteous escape.- Proverbs 11:9
[Copied from NIV footnotes]
The mouth can be used either as a weapon or a tool, hurting relationships or building them up. Sadly, it is often easier to destroy than to build, and most people have received more destructive comments than those that build up. Every person you meet today is either a demolition site or a construction opportunity. Your words will make a difference. Will they be weapons for destruction or tools for construction?
Today, enable me by Your Spirit to be a tool for construction to my workplace. Give me a mouth that encourages, uplifts, and comforts my fellow workers. Thank You, God. This I pray in Jesus' name. Amen!
[Journal entry: February 9, 2012]