There is one who speaks like the piercings of a sword, But the tongue of the wise promotes health (Proverbs 12:18, NKJV). A properly placed word to another can make a tremendous difference in the life of the recipient. Paul said as much when he wrote to the church in Colossae. Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you should answer everyone (Colossians 4:6, ESV). It is not always easy to know what to say, when to say it, or even how to say it, but when we make application of the Holy Spirit’s word we will be in better position to say it as it needs to be said.