5 Benefits of Speaking Positive Words

Words are incredibly powerful. They can lift the spirits of the weary mother, inspire the soldier to courageous action, and comfort those who mourn. Proverbs 18:21 tells us, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.” Our tongues have the potential for either great evil or great good. In the Bible, God teaches us to speak words of encouragement, praise, instruction, and truth.

Read on to learn 5 benefits of speaking positive words.


Positive words give wisdom.

“The mouth of the just bringeth forth wisdom: but the froward tongue shall be cut out.” (Proverbs 10:31) Wise Christians can share with others the wisdom they have gleaned from walking with God. We can tell others what God is teaching us in our devotions. Or we can give advice to those who are walking where we’ve walked.


Positive words bring healing and restoration. 

Just think of words such as, “I’m sorry,” and, “I forgive you.” These words restore relationships and bring hurt people back together.  Because we still sin, we need to practice saying them often. Proverbs 12:18 reminds us, “There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health.” Wise Christians know how to apologize and how to forgive others with loving words.


Positive words encourage people.

“The Lord God hath given me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him that is weary…” wrote the prophet in Isaiah 50:4. We’ve all experienced the tremendous power of positive words that encourage us when we’re struggling. A simple word of sincere praise can give someone a real boost! Whether it’s saying, “I appreciate your faithfulness,” or, “You are doing such a great job of parenting!” you can truly encourage others with positive words. 


Positive words praise God.

In Psalm 34:1, the psalmist cries out, “I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.” God deserves our constant praise and thanksgiving. Our speech should be sprinkled with thankfulness and talking of God’s goodness. This will both help us stay focused on God and be a wonderful testimony to unbelievers. Praising God is one of the best ways we can use positive words. At our prison ministries, we seek to praise God joyfully.


Positive words provide direction.

“Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so doth the sweetness of a man’s friend by hearty counsel.” (Proverbs 27:9) Wise Christians know that they need the wisdom of other believers. When we have to make decisions, we ought to ask others for godly advice. Also, we should study God’s Word so we will know how to advise others wisely. We can use positive words to help others find and follow God’s will for their lives. (To learn more about finding God’s will, join us at our prison ministries.)
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