Thursday, March 12, 2009

Reckless Words

Proverbs 12:18
Reckless words pierce like a sword,
but the tongue of the wise brings healing.

A friend of mines is going through a rough patch in her marriage right now which really saddens me. She is a beautiful woman, with a servan't spirit, booming business and the cutest kids you'll ever meet. On the outside, she's the type of gal that many could and probably do envy. But on the inside she's torn to pieces over her husband. He doesn't particularly feel like there is an issue because he's not cheating, he provides and he spends time with the kids. The problem is, however, that despite the great package he appears to be, the recklessness of his words is tearing his wife apart emotionally, when his tongue is where she should be able to seek refuge.

Have you ever said something that you knew was terribly wrong as soon as the words left your lips? Have you ever felt the sting of someone saying something to you that just crushed your spirits? Even if it were in the heat of an argument, once the apologies were professed and the truces called, someone is still carrying the pain of something that was said and can never be taken back.

Let's take a stand today to choose our words wisely in all of our relationships. We shouldn't always be worried about what we need to say. . . . sometimes whats more important is how the person we're talking to will be affected by it.

My friend is seriously considering leaving a seemingly great marriage because her husband just doesn't recognize that the words he chooses and the tone, style and attitude with which he speaks is killing the spirit of his vivacious wife. This proverb alone, if heeded to, could save a marriage.

Seek Wisdom, Find Wealth & Be Blessed

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