Proverbs 16:24 (NKJV)
Have you ever eaten something that just did not taste right? Maybe you have even had the experience of baking something or preparing some type of food that once it was finished and you sampled what you had made something was not right. What you ate or what you made was supposed to taste a certain way but the experience did not match the expectation. Often the problem is a missing ingredient or the wrong ingredient in the food you ate or made. If the wrong thing is put into food it will not taste right and it can even make you sick. One ingredient can make a big difference.
Proverbs 16:24 says that our words can be sweet to our soul and give health to our bones. Some people get the spirit and the soul mixed up and fail to understand the significance of what Proverbs is saying here. We are a three part being: spirit, soul, and body (1 Thessalonians 5:23). Simply put, our spirit is the inner man, our soul is where our intellect and emotions are, and our body is the physical part. Our spirit becomes a new creation in Christ at salvation but our soul and body still need some work. The Bible tells us that our words can have an impact on us, our words are like ingredients in our life.
If we are continually saying the wrong things our life we not be the way we want it to be; a necessary ingredient is missing. Proverbs tell us that the right kinds of words can be sweet to our soul and health to our bones. People who are continually talking about the wrong things have problems in their thoughts and emotions, and people who are always talking about physical problems never seem to overcome them. By speaking God's Word, by saying what the Bible says about our life, we speak sweet words that can soothe our soul and strengthen our body. Start speaking God's sweet words today and see what a difference they will make in your life!