Updated: Dec 23, 2019
Every Word Has an Influence
Every word spoken by fathers and mothers has its influence over the children, for good or for evil. If the parents speak passionately, if they show the spirit shown by the children of this world, God counts them as the children of this world, not as His sons and daughters. A word spoken in due season may be as good seed in youthful minds and may result in leading little feet in the right path. But a wrong word may lead their feet in the path of ruin. Angels hear the words that are spoken in the home. Therefore, never scold; but let the influence of your words be such that it will ascend to heaven as fragrant incense. Parents should keep the atmosphere of the home pure and fragrant with kind words, with tender sympathy and love; but at the same time they are to be firm and unyielding in principle. If you are firm with your children, they may think that you do not love them. This you may expect, but never manifest harshness. Justice and mercy must clasp hands; there must be no wavering or impulsive movements.
Adventist Home, Chapter 71, Pg 434
Proverbs 15:1 KJV
A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.
James 3:5 KJV
5 Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!
Proverbs 25:11 KJV
11 A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.
Colossians 4:6 KJV
6 Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.
Proverbs 16:24 KJV
24 Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.