What we do … that’s a bit of a loaded question. We do life. And in the midst of the life-doing, we hope we are able to be life-giving. Words are one of the most powerful gifts we are given in this life. The Bible speaks so much about the power of words. It’s our prayer that we always speak to build each other up in the faith. From that prayer, we share with you our LifeWords.
Ephesians 4:29 “Watch the way you talk, let nothing foul or dirty come out of your mouth. Say only what helps, each word is a gift.” (the Message)
Proverbs 18:4 “The words of the mouth are deep waters, but the fountain of wisdom is a rushing stream.” (NIV)
Proverbs 15:23 “A person finds joy in giving an apt reply — and how good is a timely word!” (NIV)
Proverbs 15:4 “The soothing tongue is a tree of life, but a perverse tongue crushes the spirit.” (NIV) The NET Bible puts it this way: “Speech that heals is like a life-giving tree…”
Proverbs 16:24 “Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body.” (ESV)
Psalm 19:14 “May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.” (NIV)
Colossians 4:6 “Let your speech always be full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.” (NIV)