Pleasant words are easier to say than harsh. Why then do I hear more of the harsh than kindness? It ought not be so among you. Deliver fresh water that is sweet from your heart. Words that will be received with gladness; the law of kindness on your tongue, and you will receive kindness in return.
Brackish water poisons the soul and brings forth death…
- Death to love
- Death to joy
- Kills the laughter
And, laughter doeth good like medicine!
Discipline yourself to speak words of life to uplift the hearer, bring joy to their soul and the medicine of laughter to a failing heart. Your reward will be life–what you give will be what you get in return.
The Circle of Life–try it!
The fruit will be sweet and just as I said that kind words are easier to say…
you will likewise find that
Kind words are easier to eat!
“From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brethren, this ought not to be so. Does a spring pour forth from the same opening fresh water and brackish? Can a fig tree, my brethren, yield olives, or a grapefine figs? No more can salt water yield fresh. Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good life let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom.” James 3:10-13
“And all spoke well of him (Jesus), and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth; and they said, “is not this Joseph’s son?”” Luke 4:22
“How sweet are thy words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth.” Psalms 119:103
“A cheerful heart is a good medicine, but a downcast spirit dries up the bones. Proverbs 17:22
“Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body.” Proverbs 16:24