Those who have low opinions of themselves often speak ill of others. You cannot draw clean water out from a polluted well. Neither can you give to others what you don’t have in you to give.
Your words portray the state of your heart. Your words reveal your emotions. Your words can either draw people or push them away.
The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure produces evil, for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks. (Luke 6:45)
Don’t expect those who do not have a healthy opinion of themselves to have one of you.
Out of the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, this should not be!
Is it possible that from one spring, sweet and bitter waters go out? James 3:10-11
PRAYER: Dear God, forgive us for speaking ill of others and having a wrong image of ourselves. Heal our heart from unforgiveness and low self-esteem. Heal our soul and fill us with Your love. From now on, help us to be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger. Amen.