Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bonesProverbs 16:24
Ah! Pleasant words . . . sweet as honeycomb. Do you ever feel like your missing the honeycomb? Have you ever tasted the sweetness of the honeycomb. In Proverbs 24:13, states to eat the honey, because it is good. Honey has many benefits for the body since it is an antioxidant. Antioxidants can help lower blood pressure as well as lower triglycerides. Honey is also said to have healing properties to heal wounds and burns. A little honey can go a long way to healing our mind when we use pleasant words. Our mind is linked to our heart. Studies in science have shown that there are connections from the brain to the heart. The mind response to a threatening situation brings on stress where the body response is to increase blood pressure, heart rate, and perspiration. If the body is under constant stress, this puts the body at risk to side effects such as heart disease. Words can be toxic to our soul and produce negative results.
No one should have to endure constant put-down of negative statements or humiliating remarks. Yet, it seems to flow out of our mouth like water. This kind of water is not pure or clean. In the early 1800’s washing out the mouth with soap was punishment for profanity and lying. Today, profanity and lying seem to be almost commonplace. Profanity and lying lead to selfish desires in getting what you want. It also causes frequent interpersonal relationship problems. Sometimes we have to limit our exposure from people who have negative behavior so we do not become like them, which at times can be easy to do by just giving in. Let’s remember that the Bible states that it is the wicked with a proud countenance whose ways are always grievous, and his tongue is full of cursing and deceit and fraud [see Psalms 10:7].
“Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.”Proverb 18:21
Let us be careful of what fruit we are eating when it comes to the power of the tongue. Words can hurt and destroy an individual, or it can bring love and healing to an individual. Do not become ensnared by someones tongue. Stand back and take note, where or what is causing it. Gently rebuke words that are negative and withhold your own tongue from speaking evil. Proverb 21:23 states, “Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.” That is the key to the tongue, to keep our soul from troubles. Use our tongue for good with pleasant words goes a long way towards healing for our mind and body.
Honesty, forgiveness, and liberty are found in Jesus because He bridged the gap of cleansing our heart towards purity, so we may have an open door to the Heavenly Father. We can not come to the Heavenly Father without the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross. The only way to cleanse the heart of behavior is to have faith in who Jesus is. Through Jesus we have deliverance, safety, healing, and forgiveness. This is what salvation means. There is no other name under heaven that we can be saved accept through Jesus Christ. When we accept that Jesus died for our sins, and that God raised Jesus from the dead, we have the answer to becoming whole in our body and mind.
It is a matter of believing in the gospel of Christ. What is the gospel of Christ? It is the work of Jesus on the cross and Jesus‘ resurrection from the dead that brings reconciliation between people and God. This is “Good News.” We all need some good news around the Holidays. We need to hear sweet words to bring healing to our souls and health to our bones. Christmas brings together people of all backgrounds. The amazing nativity scene can bring a rebirth to the meaning of Christmas. The remembrance of love, gratitude and devotion to God, family, and friends. Will you not believe and bring healing to your own soul? I pray that this will be the day. Pray for peace, love, and joy to resonate within your heart and in the heart of others.