Remember that little song from Sunday School? O be careful little ears what you hear. There were multiple verses in that song and this is one I remember…maybe because it was one I had to especially keep in mind: “O be careful little tongue what you say. Be careful little tongue what you say. For the Father up above – Is looking down in love. So, be careful little tongue what you say.”*
Words are important. What we say can hurt or heal….both ourselves and others. We have a creative ability with our words because we were made in the image of the Master Creator. He spoke…and worlds were formed. My mom would remind me often – ‘be careful what you say’. In fact, the Bible tells us in Proverbs 18:21 (NLT) “The tongue can bring death or life; those who love to talk will reap the consequences.”
That instruction from the book of Proverbs is clear that we can go either way in what we sow with our words. And what we sow – we will absolutely reap. Today is a good day to decide that we will watch our words….and sow good things. Speak life, encouragement and hope. For what we speak, we shall surely reap!
*O Be Careful, Little Eyes (Songwriters: Traditional / David Norman Anfield)