An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Be Nice. Be Helpful.

(Proverbs 16:24 KJV)  Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.

We face a genuine temptation here.  We want to be nice.  We want to be nice so bad that we desert our integrity.  Make sure that your “pleasant” (5278) words are true.  I know it doesn’t say it here.  I know this admonition does not apply when your wife asks you if you like her new dress.

Notice it calls them “sweet” (4966) and “healing” (4832), both, not just one. 

And remember that honeycomb does not a balanced diet make. 

So?  Do your best to show courtesy.  Live a life of love.  Be a healing influence.  Sometimes that will be nice, as here; sometimes surgical.  Only the Holy Spirit can direct you on this. 

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