This morning I saw a news story about an actor who said ever single American who voted for President Trump should be f-worded. Earlier, a newly-elected congresswoman publicly called the President a “mother______,” and AOC backed her up. We need to be careful not to take their example and respond in kind, no matter the temptation. Vulgarity may get attention in the short term, but wholesome words are what we need.
“A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit.”
“The tongue that brings healing is a tree of life, but a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit.” – NIV
There are so many people in this world who are sick and suffering. Their suffering is not physical, necessarily, but emotional and spiritual. The world is full of down and discouraged men and women, but a word of comfort spoken with kindness can be like life-giving medicine.
A wholesome tongue, or a tongue that brings healing, is compared to a life-giving tree. Wholesome, nurturing, healthy words are like food for the soul; food that is found on a tree with roots that run deep, all the way down to the Water of life.
The unattractive need to hear that they are beautiful in God’s eyes. The broken hearted need to…
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