Proverbs: Using Kind Words

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Using Kind Words

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“Kind words bring life, but cruel words crush your spirit” (Proverbs 15:4, GNT).

This saying is particularly important for young people, since they are still forming their identity and are very sensitive to what is said about them. Colossians 3:21 says, “Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged” (NKJV). 

Speaking kind words is one of the richest gifts we have to give to others. Cultivating the godly frame of mind that leads to kind words also helps us to deal with the opposite, cruel words from others. An understanding attitude takes into account the shortcomings of others and tries to see their perspective and avoid being offended.

How are your words?