Proverbs 16:24 “Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.”
Have you ever left a conversation with someone and felt like you needed to take a bath for the said things?
Have you ever left someone feeling like their words were healing, lifting you up, comforting, and giving you life?
We sometimes forget how powerful the words that we speak can be. God’s Word teaches us where this originates.
Luke 6:45 “A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.”
Whatsoever it is that we meditate on will eventually be what we speak. We hear what we are around, the company we keep, and what we think affects us deeply. We all have choices to make throughout our day to day that will affect our meditator.
Those choices, in turn, will affect what comes out of our mouth.
We desperately need help in making these choices.
Proverbs 16:25 “There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.“
We can think we know what we want, what we need, where to go, and how to do this or that, but can we see the end of the matter clearly enough to know that the way we’ve chosen is right?
Choosing God’s way every time will put the responsibility for the outcome on Him.
So, when it comes to our words, we must take more genuine care to choose what goes IN to guard what comes OUT.
The people we keep company, the music we listen to, and the influences that affect our hearts are vital for us to consider throughout our day.
I have met elderly folks who are the sweetest people you would ever love to meet. I have also met those who are grumpy curmudgeons whose spirit and disposition are coarse and cynical, and when you leave, you are glad of it.
To be sweet or sour is a choice we make with every little decision of what comes in through our ears and eyes and stays in our minds. Staying sweet will depend on the next choice you make.