We often hear phrases such as “actions speak louder than words,” but God has told us that hearing words is foundational to our faith (Romans 10:17). Without words, we grasp only part of the message.
God has chosen to give us a lot of guidance regarding our words. They should be wise (Proverbs 15:1-2); pleasant (Proverbs 16:21); and encouraging (Ephesians 4:29).
We know these principles. We apply these principles … but sometimes we do so only in relationship to other adults – not our families.
Yet, we are told to set an example to the younger generation with faultless speech (Titus 2:7-8).”