Have you ever noticed how negative and critical our speech can be? We rant about issues. We're sarcastic about situations. We cut down people, products, or processes. You'll even probably talk negatively about yourselves, to yourself, at some point today. Just pay attention. Notice how often you hear or say something that has a negative connotation and then read this:
A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver. Like a gold ring or an ornament of gold is a wise reprover to a listening ear. Like the cold of snow in the time of harvest is a faithful messenger to those who send him; he refreshes the soul of his masters.—Proverbs 25:11-12
Instead of perpetuating what is harmful, condescending, and hurtful—season your speech with something rich, wise, pure, and refreshing.
DO THIS: Speak kindly.
PRAY THIS: God, guide me toward encouraging speech with every person I meet today.