The Spirit Behind Wholesome Words

Proverbs 16:21 says, “The wise in heart will be called prudent, and sweetness of the lips increases learning.” Verses 23-24 say, “The heart of the wise teaches his mouth, and adds learning to his lips. Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the bones.”

Are your bones thin and porous? You might want to ask the Holy Spirit to help you discern the spirit behind your through and words. Natural honeycomb is filled with little chambers. The inside of our bones is structured like a honeycomb. The honeycomb mesh is what gives strength to our bones.

Here is a verse from a new song called Rejoicing Bones. When I thought about my circumstances I became gloomy inside. My heart was getting heavy and my peace destroyed. Then in Your Word You revealed the secret of health. My bones are affected when my heart is in despair.

Proverbs 3:5-7 was written by a man that was more wise than any before or after him. Let me summarize health from these three verses. Trust in the Lord with all your heart, not leaning on your own understanding. Acknowledging Him in every step you take. Living in a lifestyle of worship, rather than being wise in your own eyes.

The fruit of this wisdom is found in verse 8. It says, “It will be health to your flesh and strength to your bones.” Job 21:24 Amplified mirrors what health looks like. It says, “His pails are full of milk (his veins are filled with nourishment), and the marrow of his bones is fresh and moist.”

Are your thoughts undergirded with truth from God’s word? David wrote Psalm 51 after his sin with Bathsheba. Verse 6 says, “Behold, You desire truth in the inward parts, and in the hidden part You will make me to know wisdom.” 

Verses  7-8 say, “Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. Make me hear joy and gladness, that the bones You have broken may rejoice.” The children of Israel had lost hope. Ezekiel 37:11 says, “…Our  bones are dry, our hope is lost…” Dry bones are brittle and break easily.

Through salvation we have been given a living hope, according to 1 Peter 1:3, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.” Isaiah 12:3 says, “Therefore with joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.”

No matter what our circumstances are, we can always draw water from the well of salvation in our heart. Our circumstances are always under God’s watchful eye. He will not allow anything that is not useful for conforming us to His image.

Our adverse times cause things that are buried and hidden from our conscious mind to surface. Our trials are God’s way of exposing and removing the dross that would taint our testimony. The fiery trials are essential for our spiritual growth. Let us embrace them with a heart of worship to the One Who deserves all glory, honor, and praise.

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