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Just Like Honey
Proverbs 16:24 – “Kind words are like honey— sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.”
As Believers, it’s important that we understand the power of our words. The Bible repeatedly talks about our tongue and controlling it.
As a Christian, you may find yourself with all the right words when you are at church. But in the workplace, social life, and family, we often don’t carry on the consistency that we display at the church. As a result, so often we can be viewed as hypocrites by others.
The point is that our words can be one of our greatest tools for success — or destruction — in our walk with Christ. They are seeds that you plant in other people. They do not come back without some form of harvest for the good — or for the bad.
The Bible describes kind words as being honey that is sweet. Healthy for the body. Kind words of encouragement that you share with everyone around you, whether it be in your family, your work, or your social life, will actually increase the physical health of others around you. We know that it increases their emotional health, but I believe the Bible is true when it says it has a positive impact on their physical health.
As Believers, the words that come from our mouths affect the emotional, spiritual, and physical health of our children, our spouses, and our families.
Do you want to increase the physical health of you children? Speak kind words. Do you want to increase the health of your spouse? Speak kind words of encouragement. Do you want to positively increase your own personal physical health? Speak kind words of encouragement to yourself.
The great American novelist, Henry James, in saying good-bye to his nephew,
Willie, said something the boy never forgot. As they parted, he put his
hand on the young man’s shoulders and remarked, “Willie, there are three
things that are important in human life. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. The third is to be kind.”
God has a kind word for you today: He loves you.
Have a blessed weekend!