There exists the one speaking thoughtlessly,as with the stabs of a sword,
But the tongue of the wise ones is a healing.Proverbs 12:18
Human speech is a secret,it is a divine gift,a miracle.So wrote by a lexicographer, Ludwig Koehler.
Perhaps we take this precious gift of God for granted.But consider how great a treasure is lost when a stroke robs a loveone the ability to utter intelligent speech.
Conversations can cement friendships, heals misunderstanding,uplift the downhearted,strengthen faith and enrich lives- but never automatically.
Being a Jehovah's witness,and servant,I rather choose my conversations to heal and build up,rather than hurt and tear down.
We also desire to use our tongue to praise our God,both in our public ministry and in our public conversations through our conduct.
Are we struggling to control a quick temper?
Are we finding it difficult to guard our tongue?
Do we have have a tendency towards unwholesome entertainments?
Then we have to sort out the answers in the Bible and overcome such weakness.
If you have your Bible with you, please search the following verse;
Proverbs 14:17,Ephesians 4:29,31 and Ephesians 5:3 also Colossians 3:5
Choosing our associations that builds us up is also helpful.
We must maintain our dignity and self respect as true christians by our speech.
And by our pleasing conduct.
It is always rewarding to be cheerful.