April 16, 2013
Proverbs 16:24 Gracious words are like a honeycomb sweetness to the soul and health to the body
Gracious is defined as, “courteous, kind, and pleasant, especially to someone of lower social status.” It’s easy maybe to be “nice” to someone who can get you something; nice words seem to flow when there is a desired outcome to benefit you in some way. Nice words just for the sake of nice words; yeah, those are harder to come by sometimes. We sometimes allow our moods, emotions, or situations dictate the words or tone of the words we use. It’s an easy trap to get into. Allowing your mood or whom you are talking to dictate how you speak. It’s harder to adopt a spirit of just being nice to everybody reguardless of social standing or how your day has gone. However, Jesus wasn’t just “nice” to those that society considered worthy. He was “nice” to everybody. He never let His circumstances (and His were certainly worthy of doing so) dictate how He spoke. Can we say the same?