Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression, but a good word makes it glad. Proverbs 12:25
What is a good word?
Word (or davar from Strong’s) is defined as: a word, a speech, a matter or thing. Do you ever have so much bad that you just plain need some good — as in a good some thing?
Word is also defined as: a report, a message. There are similarities between the Hebrew davar and the Greek logos. Jesus is the davar of the Old Testament and the logos of the New Testament. What that looks like to me is that He is the message of the entire book.
Not only does Jesus bring good words, He is the Good Word.
Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy — meditate on these things. Philippians 4:4-8
Cast all your cares on Him, for He cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7
Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the bones. Proverbs 16:24
How do these words from Scripture become real in my life? How can I put them into action?
- Think on good things — things that bring peace. Meditate on Truth. (Philippians 4:8)
- Pray. Ask. Be thankful. (Philippians 4:6)
- Believe the peace of God guards your heart and mind through Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:7)
- Watch your words, both that which you speak and that which you listen to. (Proverbs 16:24)
- Give your worries, burdens, cares and concerns to God. (1 Peter 5:7)
The more I know who Jesus is and the more I know who He says I am in Him, the more I know that…
I am more than a conqueror through Him who loves me. (Romans 8:37)