Our words have the power of life or death.
When was the last time someone paid you a compliment that truly lifted your spirits?
How were words used in your family growing up? In what ways were they used for life and in what ways for death?
What does the Bible say?
Read Matthew 15:10-11, 17-20 and Proverbs 18:21
Why is it so difficult to consistently speak words of life? If our words come from our hearts what do we need to do to get better at speaking life-giving words?
Apply the Message
Think of someone you have harmed with your words. What is something you could do this week to speak words of life to that person?