Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.
Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
God has given us free will, and His indwelling Holy Spirit as our guide. I believe we are meant to heal one another in the emotional/relational way described in these proverbs. This is all possible only with God’s grace and power. Of course, with this comes the power to do much damage, which each of us has seen. Thinking of my interactions with others as an opportunity for healing might help me to pause and reflect before speaking. “The tongue of the wise brings healing.”
Holy God, thank you for these words today. I will hold them in my heart. Help me, Father, to remember. Amen