Words have a way of making or breaking people. Friendships and other relationships either thrive or fail because of words. You can either encourage or discourage someone with your words. Psalm 19:14 says, "Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer." Share words with others that will glorify the Lord and please Him. Berating others and cursing others are not godly ways to speak to one another. Be gracious and kind. If you're angry with someone, stay silent until things calm down, then talk it out graciously with one another. "Don't let the sun go down on your anger." Words destroy and uplift. How will you speak to others? What words will you choose the next time someone riles you? Is there anyone that needs comfort when they are down? Give them an encouraging word.
God gave us the word when He gave us The Word. He spoke and all was created with just one word. His Word. What we say and how we say it are very important when dealing with one another. The saying, "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me" is nowhere near the truth. Words we say and hear stick like super glue, never to let go. We will always remember what someone says to us, especially when it hurts us. The next time we speak to another, we must remember that we get hurt with the words that people say critically to us, so let's remember to edify instead of bringing people down.
Proverbs 6:2 says, "You are snared by the words of your mouth; you are taken by the words of your mouth. What we say matters to your relationships and especially to God. Make every word count in your life for the better and lift each other up in all you say. Let God do His work in you and others around you. Never leave a person without showing them in actions or words that you love them very much, no matter how mad you are at the time. It may be the last words you get to hear from them or anyone you love.