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Powered by 4 - July 4, 2010

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Sunday, July 4

Kind Words

today's reading.
Proverbs 16:17-33    The highway of the upright turns aside from evil; whoever guards his way preserves his life...
Proverbs 16:17-33

think about it.
What are the benefits of a humble heart? Of becoming wise? Of controlling your anger and your words? In which area do you need God's help today?

the blog.
I noticed several verses dealing with both positive and negative speech in Proverbs 16: 17-33. But the one that really caught my attention was verse 24, "Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body." I asked myself Sweetness to whose soul and health to whose body? Here's where I landed--gracious words are definitely sweet and healthy for the person receiving them, but the giver of those gracious words gets that benefit as well.

So what do we need to do to generate more gracious words? What are some things we can to do to help us think about responding graciously in all situations? Tami W.

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