Words are cheap. Someone said they’re a dime a dozen. The Urban Dictionary gives this definition to the phrase: something so common that its value is little or nothing. Other people say it describes things that are in abundant quantity or very cheap, easily acquired. But words without meaning are cheap. Anyone can at any time rattle off a bunch of nice-sounding words that don’t carry any meaning. They’re using cheap words. There is no substance behind or in the words and they carry no weight of importance.
That’s what happens many times when people give a verbal ‘sorry’ to their actions or what they said. Sorry without substance is empty, just a five-letter word meaning nothing, offering nothing. Proverbs 16:24, ESV that says “Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body.” Speak and give life-giving words, including a sorry that changes your heart, your feelings, and your thoughts.