Pleasant words are as an honeycomb,
sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.
The most important thing in life, the number one priority, is to protect your own soul and the soul of those around you.
Truly my soul waiteth upon God:
from him cometh my salvation.
The soul, its imprint in the universe of things, is eternal. Every word, every act — and every act of omission — is recorded for posterity leaving an indellible mark upon the soul-record of the universe. That record follows you wherever you go. That imprint necessarily comes back onto you by defining the milieu — an echochamber of sorts — from within which you act.
Bless the Lord, O my soul:
and all that is within me, bless his holy name.
Do good, and you get good back. Do bad, and bad is what comes back to greet you.
Of course, it’s easier said than done. It is easy, in the heat of the moment, to lose control and let out an expletive or to do the wrong thing in a moment of frustration.
For thou hast possessed my reins:
thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb.
I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made:
marvellous are thy works;
and that my soul knoweth right well.
That’s why it’s in those moments, when the heat is on and frustrations high, that we need to contain and control ourselves somehow.
That somehow is the strength of Messiah in us.
For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
A good reminder is to recall that “anything you say or do can, and will, be used against you” — in life as in law.