There is one who speaks like the piercings of a sword,
but the tongue of the wise promotes health. ~Proverbs 12:18
Yesterday I used this verse during speech class to encourage my students to use their words wisely. Our words, if poorly chosen and hastily spoken, can cut, pierce, hurt, and even kill. On the other hand, words spoken with kindness, love, and care can build up, encourage, and even heal. An excellent lesson for us all.