Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Message from Mark Ruiz, 5th Grade Central Elementary

Wisdom in Speech

Honey is good- and good for you- a rare combination! Generally, if it’s good for you, it isn’t good. If it tastes like cardboard, then it’s good for you. Thus honey is used in the Bible as the supreme symbol of the Word of God. David exclaimed, “How sweet are thy words unto my taste! Yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth” (Ps. 119:103). In another Psalm he stated that His Word was sweeter than honey and the honeycomb (Ps. 19:10). Like honey, God’s Word is both good and good for you.

So are pleasant words. They are both “sweet to the soul and health to the bones”. Do we realize the power of our words? We can both kill and give life with the tongue. A wrong word can destroy a child for life, while pleasant words can give spiritual health. We must be sure our words are saturated with His honey.

But what are pleasant words? When they are words of counsel, sympathy, or encouragement, they are medicinal and sweet. “But much more are the pleasant words of God both sweet and wholesome”.

If you would be satisfied and spiritually healthy, then drink deeply of God’s honey. We must go to class each day, like Samson, eating our honeycomb (Judges 14:8-9); like Jonathan, revived (1 Sam. 14:27)

Pleasure and healing flow from the man who is full of God’s Word. Let your words be “honey” for your students.

1 comment:

  1. Life is to short to waste on words that are not uplifting to others! THanks for the reminder, Mark!


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