Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.
Over the last few days we have been talking about the heart of a wise man. Today’s verse continues our thought and explains to us that a wise man’s words are pleasant as honey and are sweet and healthy to us all.
In ancient days, honey was not only used to sweeten food but it was also used as medication for healing. It’s amazing what we can learn when we read the Word of God!
When was the last time you used pleasant words? When was the last time you used your words to build someone up instead of tearing them down? To encourage them instead of discouraging them?
The words we use each and every day can be used for good or for bad. Too many times we use our words in ways that are destructive or deceitful.
Wise men and women know, not only what pleasant words are but when to use those words.
The difference between a smart man and a wise man is that a smart man knows what to say; a wise man knows whether or not to say it. ~Frank M. Garafola
Lord, please help us to use our words to build up and not to tear down. Help our words to be pure and sweet and healthy to others.