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, April 12, 2019

More Than a Nod

(Proverbs 12:25 KJV)  Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad.

How many chances did I miss yesterday to give a “good” (2896a) “word” (1697)?  A good question.  I look back and try to think of people I spoke to outside my family.  I remember a mother in the grocery store whose boy was acting like a boy.  I didn’t say anything but my smile and nod let her know I figured it would work out.  I remember the clerk at checkout.  I like to answer the “How are you” question in ways that generate conversation.  I can think of a few more, mainly clerks in stores. 

I can’t think of any real complements I gave or encouraging words.  How much does it take to tell someone “good job” when they do a good job?  Evidently more than I had.

So?  Today I want to make the world a better place for people living in it with me. 


Gorges Smythe said...

This is a place that we all fail.

Pumice said...

And it is really so easy.

Grace and peace