v 23 From a wise mind comes wise speech;
the words of the wise are persuasive.
Arguments are won by gentleness, not shouting.
v 24 Kind words are like honey—
sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.
Kindness in conversation has therapeutic value.
v 27 Scoundrels create trouble;
their words are a destructive blaze.
Some people who always seem to stir up trouble when they speak.
v 28 A troublemaker plants seeds of strife;
gossip separates the best of friends.
Nothing destroys Christian fellowship more than gossip.
Has your conversation this week helped to build up other people?