Words Are Suppose To Encourage Not Hurt

God gave us many members of our body and also many members in the body of Christ and yet sometimes we use the members of our body against the body of Christ along with others and that not ought to be. I remember a saying that I heard all of my young life ‘ If you don’t have anything nice to say then put a zipper on it’ and that is still true to this day. We need to be mindful of what we say and how we say it because there is another old saying that says ‘ words don’t hurt ‘ which is a lie, words do hurt, that is just a lie from the pits of hell, words tear others down and that is not what we as Christians are supposed to do and I have been guilty of doing this too and I had to ask for forgiveness and since then, there is a scripture I pray every morning and it is found in James 1:19-20 and it says, “So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: for the wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God.” We were created to praise God and we have been commanded by Him to encourage one another for that is what we should be doing because how can the world be changed when we are too busy gossiping, fighting, envying and destroying one another. The word of God also tells us that “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” We are the light of the world and how can our light shine when we act as foolish as the world. We are the salt of the world so how can we add flavor with bitterness? Let us this year, this day and forever put into practice James 1:19-20 and see how different we will feel which will allow us to be and speak encouragement into the lives of our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus and then we will see change. Let us build up not tear down. Proverbs 16:24 says, ” Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, Sweetness to the soul and health to the bones.” God gave us two ears so that would listen twice as much as we speak. Let us please God and show Jesus to this lost world and be kindhearted towards those of the body of Christ. Happy New Year and may God continue to bless you as you continue to be a blessing to others.