Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.” Proverbs 16:24

A honeycomb is the source of the most natural form of honey, and where we find genuine, pure sweetness. Honey is also very sticky. It’s very easy to get everything sticky when harvesting the honeycombs. Hands, utensils, the outside of the jars – even the floor – can become sweet and sticky.

Based on King Solomon’s observation, gracious words are that way, too: natural, genuine and pure. Gracious words are also sweet and sticky. When someone speaks grace to us, those words stick to our minds and stay in our hearts. The healing they bring is very sweet.

Let’s thank God for people who speak gracious words to us, and let’s also be intentional about making our words sweet and sticky, too!

Prayer: Lord, thank you for gracious words spoken to us. Help us to always speak to others with grace. Amen!


  1. Peg says:

    I remember Mom saying to choose your words wisely…you CAN be “nasty” in a nice way.


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