Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones. Proverbs 16:24
Words have a lot of power , they can either bless or curse us. For example if all you ever hear in your life is negative comments, you probably wont feel very confident or secure about yourself. However if you have people who are encouraging or lifting you up, it can make a big difference to our psyche.
These days on social media you see a lot of negativity. There are certain people, who they call “Internet Trolls” that just go on social media to argue and attack people. What are they trying to accomplish? They are trying to bring people down, there trying to create division and chaos. The power of words is very dangerous
However we can also use social media to encourage people. Wouldn’t that be something if everyone spoke positively on social media, imagine the impact it might make. As the scripture says “Pleasant words are like honeycomb for the soul” An encouraging word can really make a difference in somebodys day or even life.
Now does that mean we should never speak that truth when its unpleasant? No but we shouldn’t continually be looking to bring people down. Jesus didn’t die on the cross because he hated everyone, Jesus did it because he genuinely loved people. He was willing to pay the ransom so we can be freed from the oppression of sin and death
So next time your going to open your mouth to blast someone or post a nasty comment, stop and think about the consequences of your actions. Is there something else you can say, that could inspire or uplift people? Tell them about Jesus and how we loves them enough to die for them! Now they are pleasant words Amen!