“Don’t use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them.” (Ephesians 4:29, NLT)
Researchers estimate that the average person speaks 16,000 words a day.
Each day, of course, has its own frustrations. When challenged, do we go with the flow; cursing the situation or heaping abuse on others? Or, do we choose words that create an island of hope and encouragement for others in the midst of the currents of hopelessness and discouragement?
How many of your 16,000 words today will you allocate to bring light, life, refuge, and encouragement to those who hear you? – Luther