The Power of the Tongue

Meditations in Motion

Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits. Proverbs 18:21

In this age of fake news, attacks on free speech, and lies commonly presented as truth, it is good to remember – words are important. For those of us in the business of reading and writing, what you say can have a far-reaching impact.

Do you want to use your influence to divide, sow discord, and destroy, or to uplift and inspire? Words can be dangerous and beautiful at the same time.

Be compassionate in your writing. Write words that are real and true and strong. Someone’s life may be changed by reading your words. Choose them well.


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  1. Great reminder. The power of the tongue is so easily overlooked. But those who love the power of words do “eat its fruit”, they have to deal with the consequences of their words. We do need to always consider how our words will affect others and what their consequence will be. Thank you for sharing this!

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  2. Great reminder Laurie. The tongue can spread poison better than honey at times. The spirit in us is a great tool to remind to enhance the head for better use of the tongue. There are too many times that I know I have misspoke even sometimes without realizing at first, and it saddens the heart to know words have hurt someone. Thanks for visiting and sharing with Sunday Scripture Blessings so I can come visit. I have always enjoyed reading your post. Merry Christmas.

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  3. I definitely fall more into the “divide, sow discord, and destroy” camp. I just seem to write better (stronger) when I’m pissed. I have noticed that people are more likely to engage and respond when I’m upbeat. But I rarely think my writing is better inn those posts. Dilemma. I hope your holiday travels are going well and that you’re having a relaxing, joyful time.

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    • I don’t know, Jeff. I don’t see discord and destruction in your writing. The comment section of your blog is pretty friendly and polite! 🙂 Being pissed is different than being divisive. I think there are plenty of people who are rightfully pissed at what is happening in our country today BECAUSE of the discord that is being sowed by those in power who would benefit from us fighting against each other, rather than fighting against the true enemies of the majority of people.

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