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, December 16, 2023

Be Urgent Care

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

I don’t remember if I ever wanted to be a doctor.  Cop, yes.  Fireman, sure.  Zorro, definitely.  Doctor, not really.  At this time in my life I would not be unhappy about having the gift of healing.  Maybe this verse is an indicator of how I could at least be an influence in that direction.  I could pay more attention to what I say to people.

It does not say it here but I think one of the ingredients in our “pleasant” (5278) “words” (561) would be sincerity.  People often have built in baloney detectors.  When people tell me I look good today they seem to forget that I have a mirror at home and I use it every morning.  If I were suddenly looking good I think I would know.  I would advise looking for something genuine to say.  It might be a challenge but God can help our insight and our attitude.

So?  Be someone’s urgent care for the day.  You will feel better.  They will feel better. 

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