From the fruit of their lips people are filled with good things, and the work of their hands brings them reward. – Proverbs 12:14
A series of proverbs with this same theme:
Proverbs 12:13-25 (excluding 21 & 24)
Words have value, just as actions have value. Whether that value is uplifting or destructive is in the hands of the speaker. This proverb is positive in nature, encouraging the listener to seek the good in words, just like we seek good in our actions. Often undervalued are the words of a caring parent or teacher. Let’s aim for good fruit.
Thanks for reading! Pete.
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Note: All scripture is taken from Bible.com and is the New International Version. I am using a commentary by John A. Kitchen for help with difficult concepts and words.