From a track by Z317 Music
A father gave his bad-tempered son a bag of nails and a hammer and asked him to hammer a nail into the back of the fence every time he lost his temper.
Over the next few weeks he drove nails into the fence, often several times in a day. On each day when he did not lose his temper, his father asked him to pull out one nail.
Eventually the young boy was finally able to remove all the nails from the fence. He was excited to share this achievement with his father. As expected, the father was pleased and led the boy to the fence and pointed out the holes in the fence. They will remain there forever. Similarly, when you say things in anger, they leave a scar just like these.
A person who speaks words that build up and encourage is a tree of life, but a person who speaks words that overwhelm and depress crushes the spirit. In other words, kind words heal and help; cutting words wound and maim. Prov 15v4 MSG
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