Daily D – Proverbs 16:21, 24
Proverbs 16:21 The wise in heart are called discerning, and gracious words promote instruction. (NIV)
Proverbs 16:24 Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. (NIV)
Two verses stand between complementary truths. The common idea is gracious words.
Take a look at verse 21 from The Message:
gracious words add to one’s reputation.
good taste to the soul, quick energy for the body.
Facts are friends. We hear too few facts today and too much opinion. Facts and truth communicated with graciousness are persuasive.
I heard a guy say, “When I’m abrasive, I’m never persuasive.” This catchy saying is helpful. Let’s help people learn it and practice what it says.
Gracious words promote instruction.
Gracious words promote healing.
Today is a good day to practice gracious words.
If you cannot say it graciously, do you need to say it at all?
This is a point worth pondering.
This is a point worth practicing.
I will practice promote instruction and healing through gracious words.
Our Father, I need your help. Remove critical, hurtful, snarky, sarcastic speech from my mouth. Fill my mind with gracious words. My communication shaped by your grace flow through the words I speak, write, and think. Amen.
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Daily D – Job 1:1
Job 1:1 There once was a man named Job who lived in the land of Uz. He was blameless—a man of complete integrity. He feared God and stayed away from evil.
Daily D – Esther 6:6
Esther 6:6 So Haman came in, and the king said, “What should I do to honor a man who truly pleases me?” Haman thought to himself, “Whom would the king wish to honor more than me?”
Daily D – Esther 5:9
Esther 5:9 Haman was a happy man as he left the banquet! But when he saw Mordecai sitting at the palace gate, not standing up or trembling nervously before him, Haman became furious.
Daily D – Luke 10:3
Luke 10:3 “Now go, and remember that I am sending you out as lambs among wolves.”
Daily D – Luke 10:3-4
Luke 10:3, 4 “Now go, and remember that I am sending you out as lambs among wolves. Don’t take any money with you, nor a traveler’s bag, nor an extra pair of sandals. And don’t stop to greet anyone on the road.”