“Gracious words/lips promote instruction.” When we speak “pleasantly” or “sweetly” to others, it empowers our message to be better received by them. A wonderful truth, this concept should be a no-brainer for most of us.
Our verse references a pretty good way to live. We’ll feel good when we’re thinking and speaking this way. Others will be able to see it in us and hear it from us, too.
So the only thing left to say here is — where can someone sign up to be like this?!?!
While I’m certainly no expert(!), I’ll just say that the most practical formula I know is:
My imperfect(!) commitment to being this person has empowered my own spiritual walk and ministry. In fact, this phrase has become my definition of “Spirituality.”
If interested, come on in…the water’s fine!