A Word Fitly Spoken

Various Proverbs
Words are a gift from God; a gift we use countless times every day. Not every word is important, but some are. There are times when we need to speak just the right word that will encourage, comfort, and heal. It’s in these times that God uses us as his instruments to build up one another. One of the most common themes in Proverbs is the power of our words and the opportunities they provide to strengthen the souls of those around us. In order to be consistent in this, we must be able to do something that James says can never be done: tame the tongue.