Sermonette: The Honeycomb

Psalm 16:24

Given 28-Aug-21; 16 minutes

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Proverbs 16:24 compares pleasant words to a honeycomb, bringing health to the bones and visibly brightening the countenance. Many have described honeybee pollen and royal jelly as the perfect food, improving heart health, liver-function, and serving as an anti-inflammatory agent. But too much honey is not good (Proverbs 25:17, 26). Accordingly, like the honeycomb, pleasant words can edify while negative words hurt. God has given each of us the gift of words to encourage, bolster, and heal others. Mark Twain claimed he could live two months on a compliment. Words spoken in anger or thoughtlessness, though they may not break bones, can irreparably damage or destroy a person's spirit long after broken bones heal. We should be continuously encouraging and edifying, making Psalm 19:14 ourr permanent request: "May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O LORD, my strength and my redeemer."