Speech that heals is a tree of life
Do you remember a time when someone spoke a kind word that lifted your spirit and made your day? It might have been a simple hello with a smile. It may have been an encouragement or part of a conversation you were having. The memory of those soothing words restored something that had been cut & wounded in your soul. You felt better after you were encouraged.
Today’s verse lets us know that soothing, restorative words are a tree of life. Proverbs 12:18 says “What the wise say brings healing.” Wise words, spoken in love, help us heal & recuperate. They become a tree of life in the devastation of reckless and brutal words that people have spoken in the past.
Proverbs 18:21 explains that our words have the power to deliver life. Why then would we want to use them to recklessly stab, thrusts and tear down other people. When we use our words with wisdom, they become a healing force that restores and delivers people so they can enter a great & prosperous future.
This week let’s be the person who brings healing to the pierced and wounded people God brings across our path. Let’s choose words of love, kindness and compassion that can take root and grow in someone else’s life. Wherever words of hurt, baroness & death were planted let’s start speaking words that become a living tree of life. This week become the person who changes someone’s life by speaking encouraging words that are full of wisdom.