…24 The hand of the diligent will rule, But the slack hand will be put to forced labor. 25 Anxiety in a man's heart weighs it down, But a good word makes it glad. 26 The righteous is a guide to his neighbor, But the way of the wicked leads them astray.…
Martin Luther once said, "We need to hear the Gospel every day, because we forget it everyday." A lot of the people in this country need healing. Not just physical, but emotional, financial, mental. As a Christ Follower, we need to be able to provide a good word, a word of comfort to our friends that are hurting. A good word comforts, cheers, and encourages a friend in distress. A true word of encouragement will lift their heart and cause inspiration and joy. You may be asking what is a good word ... well, such a good word is the Gospel itself. The Gospel will quench their thirst.
Our family and friends need us to be stirred up in the word so when they are distressed we, through God, can provide the comfort. Dare yourself each day to be a blessing to someone. This could be the greatest gift you ever give someone and the love that prompts this gift provides new life through Jesus. Verse 26 encourages the encourager that their efforts will be a guide upon their neighbor. God will encourage you in your path too.
Tell the failure, about The Forgiver
Tell the sinner, about The Savior
Tell the broken, about The Healer
Tell the lost, about The Good Shepherd