To Do: Read Proverbs 26
Focus Point: Proverbs 26:18-19
We all may know someone like this who says something insulting to you that causes you harm and then when you confront them about it, they say that they were only joking. Now take a moment to think about your relationship and your spouse and ask yourself if you’re using wisdom when it comes to how you are speaking to them.
Are you being offensive or hurtfully sarcastic? Are you a person who likes to say what you think with humor as if that somehow makes your words more tolerable? We are not to use supposed humor to allow us to insult and hurt others; we are to model the love of Christ.
Look at the words of the scripture. Such a person that hides insults behind his supposed humor is like a man who hurls flaming arrows. That means this person is dangerous, destructive, and deadly and you must watch out for them.
Now this is not saying that you should not have a sense of humor. Of course we can laugh with each other, we just need not be so quick to laugh at one another or put one another down. We can find other ways to laugh with joy and not with malice. We need to be wise and learn to love each other with our words and with our deeds.
Affirmation of the Day:
I always use my words to lift up my spouse!