Super Power Words – Proverbs 18

My grandsons love their super heroes. All day long they play they are the heroes with super powers doing good and squashing evil. I’ve teased them before about my super powers, but they don’t recognize Grandma-type power yet. According to Proverbs 18, my tongue has the power of life and death. Though I’ve recognized the seriousness of hurtful words in the past, I haven’t thought much about the potential nutritive value. These two proverbs shed light on it.

“From the fruit of his mouth a man’s stomach is filled; with the harvest from his lips he is satisfied. The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.” Proverbs 18:20 NIV

What I speak can
.fill a stomach
.satisfy the hungry
.bring life
.bring death

I’m seeing a theme in the verses I’m highlighting this time through this book-of-Proverbs-in-a-month season. It looks like I’m learning about careful speaking. Teach me, O Lord!

by Kathy Sheldon Davis