I am an admirer of words. I am elated by a beautiful conversation. I like the way that words are formed so differently to so many different humans. I find it wonderful how they can express so much, and be so much, and are our means to understanding the hearts around us. They are essential. They build up, and encourage, and give life to light in dark places.
But they, just like all things created for good in this life, can be misused. When spoken without diligent care, or without concern for the hearts about which they speak, or to whom they share with, they can tear down, wreck beautiful things, and paint dark murals in light places.
Do not let anything come from your lips that is not a pleasing aroma to the Lord.
The world begs for you to be light. There is no margin for that.
“For whoever desires to love life and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit.” – 1 Peter 3:10
…because love wins.