Proverbs 16:24

Pleasant words are like a honeycomb,
sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.

Did you know that honey is apparently some kind of magical healing syrup? It can help people who have ulcers and settle uneasy stomaches (so I’ve read). In the past it was used as an antibiotic of sorts before penicillin came along. It has also been used to treat open wounds, is said to raise metabolism and hundreds of other things.

Kinda makes you want to go buy some honey and start drinking some of it.

If you find something that brought that kind of healing, wouldn’t you go get some? Of course you would. If you had a sore that hadn’t been healing properly, you’d try anything to get it to heal. If you have an nervous stomach and nothing has been able to settle it, you’d try a teaspoon of honey.

Now, if you had the same ability to bring healing through something you could do, wouldn’t you do that?

The thing is, you do that that ability. You have this super power that’s just waiting to be used. It’s like you have the suit on under your clothes and all you have to do is be willing to lose a couple buttons off your shirt to reveal it.

Your words have the power to help or hurt, lift up or tear down, wound or heal. Your words are a super power, the question is: will you use your superpower for good or evil? Will your words be pleasant or painful?

Just like we talked about yesterday, our words can be persuasive and powerful. Our words can be like vinegar or honey, and a teaspoon of honey is a lot easier to swallow.