Be A Benediction

Kind Words   Lift Spirits

Kind Words
Lift Spirits

Without going too far into human anatomy and the function of speech, I think I can safely say that the process of speaking begins somewhere between thought and action. I’ll take it a step farther to say that speech, at times, can be a poor substitute for the other two.

Speech or the act of “saying” something comes from the Latin word “dicere.” When dicere is wed to “bene,” the two give birth to the Latin word benedicere. “Well-speak” is the meaning of benedicere, and “benediction” is its identical twin.

An example of a benediction is found in Numbers 6:24-26: “The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.”

Regardless of how you have spoken in the past, I encourage you to “speak-well” today. You are the benediction that someone needs, and the words you “well-speak” can be the encouragement that changes a life.

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