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.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Salty Honeycomb

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

“Pleasant” (5278) is probably not strong enough.  In the definition it has the added flavors of beauty, delightfulness and kindness.  There may be times when we need to be critical and discerning.  We always need to be honest.  Our goal is to be pleasant when we interact with people. 

Take the words of Peter about witnessing for our faith.  Look at the last two qualities.
(1 Peter 3:15 NAS77)  but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence;
I don’t know about you but after looking at the news for the day I can be in a pretty dark mood.  I sometimes, no, be honest, usually, let that effect the way I comment on what’s for dinner.  This isn’t sugar-coating, this is being pleasant.

So?  I need to cut down on the sarcasm and satire.  I need to increase the puns and irony.  Apply it as you will, we are to be salty honeycomb. 


Gorges Smythe said...

Being a natural cynic, it's hard for me to be upbeat in an evil, insane world. It helps that I don't get the paper anymore and rarely watch the news. My knowledge of my spiritual future is the only thing that keeps me going some days. Marx would be SO disappointed in me! lol

Pumice said...

As I often say, "We have read the book and know who wins." That does not make it any easier when the persecution is going on but it keeps us in the battle.

Grace and peace.