In our study of the book of Proverbs, we have been considering some Pearls of Wisdom. In various places in our study, we have seen the importance of our words. Last week, we began a three-week consideration of our communication by considering the challenge for us to not use our words to cause contention or strife. The opposite of that would be to seek to edify, or build up, others ... rather than tearing them down. Today, we will consider the verses that address this goal. We begin with a reminder of how we ended last week: that we should pursue healthy discussions and peaceful resolutions. This is best accomplished by seeking to be other-focused with a Christ-like mind. This is because words are important ... what we say can build up or destroy. They convey what is in the depths of the well of a man's heart. ... Proverbs 18:4 The words of a man's mouth are deep waters; the wellspring of wisdom is a flowing brook. This message was presented on February 14, 2021 by Bob Corbin.