Sweet as Honey
Posted by Melissa
Sweet as Honey
Read This Passage: Proverbs 16:23-25
“Pleasant words are a honeycomb: sweet to the taste and health to the body.” —Proverbs 16:24
THINK ABOUT that person in your life with whom you love to talk. Maybe you spend hours just talking. This is the person in your life to whom you turn when you need advice, help, or just someone you trust to see the situation clearly and respond honestly. This is the person whom you trust to tell you the truth, even when it hurts. Conversations with him or her leave you feeling better, more focused, and enlightened. These people seem to have learned the secret of keeping their words right on track with God and what He’s doing.
What about you? When someone walks away from a conversation with you, do they walk away feeling blessed or stressed?
That’s why today’s key verse in Proverbs is so powerful: it speaks to us about situations we face every day. And it’s oh-so-easy to let spiteful, hateful words spew out of our mouths without a second thought.
It’s amazing what happens when you stop and think about what to say before you speak. Our words have an effect, and we should consider that. Filter what you say through prayer. Just ask God to help you, even in that split second before you start talking. Let your words bring glory to Him! Let them be as sweet as honey.
Ask God to give you just the right words to say when you talk to others.