The Power of the Tongue

Posted on January 7, 2021 by Catey Stover in Victory Call

I have been working my way through Proverbs with pen poised in hand, recording what my Divine Teacher is saying to me. I have again been impressed with the myriad of references to the power of the tongue.

Dear sisters, with our tongue we have the power to separate, to cause pain, strife and division, to harm, hurt, and gossip, to destroy, hinder, offend, belittle, withhold, and wound others we love OR Praise the Lord, we have the power to do just the opposite. With our tongue we can unify, encourage, bring peace, healing, hope, truth, calm, arrest fear, foster joy, forgive, build up, and cheer our loved one on to fulfill their potential and be all that God empowers them to be.

Here are just a handful of selections from Proverbs:

Proverbs 12:18 There is one who speaks like the piercings of a sword. But the tongue of the wise promotes health.

Proverbs 14:4 A wholesome tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it breaks the spirit.

Proverbs 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.

Proverbs 31:26 She opens her mouth with wisdom, And on her tongue is the law of kindness.

How will you use your tongue today? For good or ill, for your will or God’s will?


Written By Diane Hunt: Diane Hunt serves on the board of America’s Keswick and provides ministry support from her home in North Carolina. She is also a biblical counselor and women’s event speaker. For more information about having Diane speak at your next event please contact her at

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