“He sent His word and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions” (Psalm 107: 20).
The Indian-born English journalist and novelist, Joseph Kipling (1865 – 1936), noted that “Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.” One of the greatest kings that walked the face of the earth, King Solomon, asserted that “Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones (Proverbs 16: 24 NIV). As cool water to the famished soul; so are kind words to a good soul injured by injustice. Equally, just as kind words can psychologically heal a victim of domestic abuse, so cruel words can turn a sweet heart into a bitter beast.
No matter the circumstance, in as much as it depends on you, speak kind words rather than cruelty. Through the words you utter, be a healer and not a destroyer of people around you. Always remember, the words you utter – whether spoken or written – can’t return back to you without accomplishing something good or bad, no matter how little.
Importantly, this medicinal healing power of the word on the body and soul is a process that begins by thinking aright. Therefore, ask yourself: Is the word that I’m brandishing and dishing out the truth? Will it build better friendship? Will it destroy goodwill? Will it build or destroy relationships? Can the word embolden the weak and help the hopeless? Please be cautious of your thoughts which often give rise to the words you speak. Scripture says, “out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks” (Matthew 12: 34 KJV).
More importantly, be careful of your thoughts as they often become your words. Invariably, your words often fly and transform into your actions. And your actions; with the reactions and counterreactions they create; shape not only your own destiny, but also could make or mar the fortunes of other people and the future of our world. Therefore, think right, talk right; so you can walk and work aright; as your word can create or destroy your health and wealth.
The article above is a copyrighted material of WINGS OF THE WORD FOUNDATION
About the Author and Producer of Wings of the Word Network
Rev. Chukwudi Chuck-Eke is a seasoned Harvard University graduate, Fellow of Chartered Institute of Administration (FCIA), Member of Nigerian Economic Society (MNES), and a prolific public policy analyst. Rev. Eke is a published author, motivational speaker; the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of the WINGS OF THE WORDS NETWORK, a Subsidiary of WORD BANK MAGAZINE INTERNATIONAL. Rev. Eke is an ordained reverend evangelist married with his family in the USA. Follow him on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and WhatsApp
About Wings of the Word Network
The Wings of the Word Network is a project of Wings of The Word Foundation. It comprises daily devotional and inspirational messages on Texts, Audio and Video plus documentary movies and materials. The life enriching works of the Network are meant to motivate readers, viewers, subscribers and the general public to transform their lives, families, career and business for the better, making our world great.