by Randy Chambers, 2015-11-29
Proverbs 16:24, NIV: Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the
soul and healing to the bones.
We know that “the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any
double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and
marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart” (Heb. 4:12). God
knows just what we need to hear. He knows just when we need to hear it. He knows
when we will be ready to receive it and through whom He will choose to bring it.
His words sink deeply into our hearts to lead, love and correct. In a time of
pain, sorrow, or trouble, the right words can make all the difference. The
well-chosen word can encourage, elate, or simply turn a bad day to good. As
God’s children, we share in God’s ministry of His Word; and we share in His
ministry of words. With hearts that love Him and love others, we can keep a
watchful eye for opportunities to lift up others with kind, thoughtful, and
well-timed words. Words that elate. Words that encourage. Words that are “are a
honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.”