Proverbs 12:25

An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up.  NIV

The Message translates this, “Worry weighs us down; a cheerful word picks us up.” The Message

I think that this verse is very interesting.  My understanding is that Solomon, whom God gave the gift of wisdom, wrote much of Proverbs.  This verse makes good common sense … of course, if I am worried, I get cheered up by being around cheerful people.  But, as I think more about it, I can see that I am called to be that cheerful person for others who are worried.

I love that.  This is something that I have always felt was important, but, I didn’t realize that there was a verse about it.

What a nice discovery and a nice way to start the day.

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One response to “Proverbs 12:25

  1. I am right there with you on your devo. today! You know, being cheerful makes me soooooo happy! That sounds strange, but it is a tremendous amount of work for me. I have discovered, without exception, it is always the right choice. God even blesses me physically when I choose to be cheerful. He totally transforms my posture and gives me less wrinkles. No amount of physical therapy or expensive creams could do what He does.

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