daily word - cheap talk?

Dale Cresap's picture

My word says that life and death are in the power of the tongue. It also asks what good it does to tell your brother who is hungry to be well and filled if you don’t do anything about it. There is a level at which talk is life-determining, and a level at which talk is cheap. Do you know anyone whose long term manner of life is inconsistent with their habitual patterns of speech, whether positive or negative? Yet glib pronouncements do not carry any weight if they are not backed by actions. Integrity in speech is consistency between actions and words. Let both of these be gracious and positive in your life.