May 1

A Thought: Be Careful. Words can either praise or poison. Yesterday I heard both. In response to the praise I was humbled. In response to the poison, I was sad and dismayed. You and I have to know: Words of Praise for others lift the soul and glorify God. Words of Poison are all about self—the inability to control the tongue; the situation; and the emotion “I could do it better.” Obviously, those words are worthless in producing better results; ineffective in honoring God; and whittle away at the human spirit. Guard your words this Wednesday as you take care! James 3:10 “Out of the same mouth proceed forth blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so.”

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