Proverbs 12:18, 19
“There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health,” Proverbs 12:18.
Solomon was a wise man. His wisdom was given to him by God, and it is recorded in the Bible to share with us as God planned. It would benefit every Christian if they would study the book of Proverbs preferably before they reach adulthood and hopefully to prevent many mistakes.
Words can build or tear down a person especially children. Many times parents or other adults harm innocent children by speaking harsh words over and over to them. Words spoken in anger can echo in a child’s mind for years. If negative words are spoken regularly, the child will become what he is told he is. For example, if a child is repeatedly called stupid, he will believe he is stupid and unable to learn. He will have a negative image of himself and often he will pass that image on to others in the form of self-destructive, acting out behavior.
It is proven that a child who is loved and encouraged with positive words will be more apt to be a successful learner. A successful learner will be healthier, happier and will more likely raise their children in an environment conducive to learning. Likewise, a child will benefit even more if they are raised in a Christ centered, loving home.
Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil: but to the counsellors of peace is joy (Prov. 12:20).