What kinds of words should I speak? - Communication - TouchPoints

What kinds of words should I speak?

Deuteronomy 6:6-7“And you must commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these commands that I am giving you today. Repeat them again and again to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up.”

Talk about God’s Word regularly.

Genesis 50:21So he reassured them by speaking kindly to them.

Speak kind words to others.

Job 16:5But if it were me, I would encourage you. I would try to take away your grief.

Ephesians 4:29Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them.

Use words that build others up.

Proverbs 15:4Gentle words are a tree of life.

Proverbs 25:15Patience can persuade a prince.

Speak to others with patience and gentleness—particularly in times of conflict.

1 Peter 3:9Don’t repay evil for evil. Don’t retaliate with insults when people insult you. Instead, pay them back with a blessing. That is what God has called you to do, and he will grant you his blessing.

Use your words to bless others, even when others’ words injure you.

Zechariah 8:16“Tell the truth to each other. Render verdicts in your courts that are just and that lead to peace.”

Speak truthfully, in a way that promotes justice and peace.