How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth
Psalm 119:103


CATCHING FLIES

Thereís a saying about catching flies,
Which to how Christians should talk applies,
And if we let it govern our speech,
We will always practice what we preach:


"You catch more flies with honey, by far,
Than youíll ever catch with vinegar,"

So keep your heart with honey filled,
And onto your tongue it will be spilled
With everyone with whom you converse,
Whether with the good, the bad, or worse,
And the sweetness of the words you say
May keep some soul from going astray,
Or lead a lost soul to Calvary,
Or make a friend of an enemy,
Or ease the pain of a breaking heart,
Or keep a life from falling apart,
Or bring comfort to a troubled breast,
Or put animosities to rest,
Or lighten the burden another bears,
Or entertain angels unawares.


Honey of speech is love; vinegar is ill will;
So of Godís words of love, be sure to drink your fill.

©2007 J. G. Braddock Sr.

 

But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ
Ephesians 4:15

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