Have you had your Joy Juice today? When you speak to others are your words soothing….a gift of joy?
Proverbs gives us many pearls of wisdom…nuggets of truth…I like to call them “jewels of joy”. One such verse is found in Chapter 15, verse 4:
“A soothing tongue is a tree of life, but a perverse tongue crushes the spirit.”
- A crying baby relaxes when it hears the soothing voice of its mother.
- An argument can often be defused when calm, soothing words are used.
- If fear is threatening to consume us, a wise person can speak words of wisdom and calming by using a “soothing tongue”.
How many of us recognize that we can be like a nourishing “tree of life” to someone—speaking soothing words which remind them that they are God’s creation and that He has a purpose for their life. Be God’s joy-filled instrument and speak words of peace and wisdom.
May our words be soothing and full of joy! And may our tree of life bloom, blossom and flourish!