Proverbs 16:24 Pleasant words are as a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and health to the bones.
If kind words are sweet to the taste and healing to the bones, then what does harsh and evil speaking words does? For one thing it does not taste good nor bring healing, but instead it brings about hurt, pain, anger, resentment, rejection, withdrawal and so many other negative emotions and actions.
One thing about words is the fact that once they are spoken they can never be taken back.
When spoken words are guided by lips of wisdom through a mind and heart that is lead by the Spirit of God, those words can be a sweet desert for any occasion.
Proverbs 15:1-2 A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger. 2 The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.
Who is speaking out of your mouth? What is being said? What are your words producing to those which you speak? Life or death?
How can my words bring healing to hurting people? We can start by controlling our impulses, our attitude and by learning to speak positive and uplifting words of encouragement and comfort.
Who is speaking out of your mouth? We ALL need to ponder this question!
Speaking God's Words written in his bible are good words to be spoken to others. There are words there for all occasions and circumstances in life. With these words we can never go wrong.
Think before we speak would be a good way to also make sure that what we are about to say adds a sweet taste to those whom we are speaking verses unthoughtful speech.
Remember, kind words are as a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and health to the bones.
What we say does matter! Words are seeds that is planted and will reap a harvest.
Watch your words!