23 The heart of the wise teaches his mouth, and adds learning to his lips.
24 Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the bones.
Today’s inspiration: How true Proverbs 16:23-24 is! Yesterday the Lord alerted us to observe the two greatest commandments. I trust you are watchful. Today God is speaking to us on the words that comes from our lips. Whatever is in our heart, the mouth speaks accordingly. Are our words filled with peace and love or with wrath or frustrations? If we are angry and not vigilant of the consequences, the words that comes out from our mouth becomes a reaction in anger. We need to be mindful of our lips as God brings every word we speak and every action to account through the angels record of every of our word and action daily. 2 Corinthians 5:10.
The words of wisdom we read from the Bible contain God’s promises and truths for daily living that must be deeply rooted in our hearts to teach us how to speak or conduct ourselves.
Our speech, behaviours and attitudes reflect how much of God’s wisdom have entered our hearts. Do we read with conviction or only for head knowledge?
God’s words are pleasant like a honeycomb sweetness to the soul and health to the bones. Verse 24. Hence if our speech follow God’s words, the sweetness and health of such words promotes human relationships and health and is also a reflection of our relationship with God as well as a release of divine grace in our daily living.
God’s words in our mouth leads others to overcome all trials and advancement towards a consistent victorious living.
If our study of God’s word does not influence our lips, we are worshipping in hypocrisy. Jesus quotes Isaiah’s words of prophesy that there are people who draws near to honour Him with lips only but their hearts are far away from Him. To avoid Jesus’ judgement of hypocrisy, our mouth and heart should align to God’s word. Matthew 15:7. Once aligned, then whatever you profess in Romans 4:17 will be fulfilled.
Reflect your true self as to whether your actions and your words deserve God’s praise. I pray that whatever you do, will always be pleasing to His sight. Be thankful always for each day of your life.