Words have power. They can inflict wounds that last a lifetime or heal a broken heart.They can soothe a troubled child or ignite a revolution. They can destroy a friendship or kindle the flame of love. In fact, God’s Word says that the very power of life and death is in the words that we speak. (Proverbs 18:21). He also says that we will be justified or condemned by our words. (Matthew 12:37). As we move forward into this new year, one of the wisest things we can do is be extremely — extremely — careful what words we speak out of our mouths.