I had never seen it before.
Honeycomb served at a breakfast buffet.
And if you travel with us to Israel next time we go, you’ll see it, too.
Near the breads, cereals, and yogurt, you will find a large slab of honeycomb in a wooden frame just oozing with amber-colored goodness.
It is, after all, the land flowing with milk and honey!
So wise King Solomon uses this common Middle Eastern delicacy as an insightful sermon illustration:
Pleasant words, he wrote, are sweet to the soul—soothing and healing.
In other words, what honey does to your tastebuds—kind words will do for the soul.
Gracious words are a dessert for any occasion.
And in a world filled with criticism and insensitivity, it’s a rare and precious gift to be the recipient of pleasant words.
They go straight into our ears and immediately into our souls where they bring a refreshing wave of energy and vitality to our weary and worn-down hearts.
God saved us to be a blessing to others—and we are never more useful and never more like Jesus than when we speak graciously.
Listen to how the psalmist addresses the Messiah:
“You are the most attractive of all. Gracious words drip from Your lips” (Psalm 45:2).
What made Jesus the most magnetic personality the world has ever known was His gracious speech.