Speech that is Gracious

Speech that is Gracious…

When David arrived where the battle was supposed to be taking place, he was met by his older brother, Eliab. David had been sent by his father to serve Eliab, and he’d brought him some food. You’d think Eliab would be happy to see David, especially since he’d brought him food, but I think that maybe Eliab was embarrassed.

Eliab had not yet grown in his capacity to handle problems, and the way he treated David was not the way an older brother should treat a younger sibling.

Instead of thanking David, Eliab tried to make him feel insignificant.

Eliab said, “Why have you come down? And with whom have you left those few sheep in the wilderness? I know why you came! You came down in order to see the battle.”

It wasn’t necessary for Eliab to point out that David’s responsibility was to watch a few sheep, but to David’s credit, he didn’t respond like I would’ve.

I think that if Eliab had put me down and said to me, “I know why you came! You came down in order to see the battle.” 

I would’ve replied, “What battle?

Of course, there was no battle, because Eliab and all the rest of the Israelites were afraid. They weren’t willing to fight the Philistines.

However, David didn’t allow himself to be dragged into an insulting match with Eliab, and therefore, David’s a good example of having speech that is gracious, and years later, his son, Solomon, would write, “He who loves purity of heart, and whose speech is gracious, the king is his friend.” 

By the way, you should never argue with an idiot, and this is one of those Golden Nuggets that you just might want to write down.

Are you ready? Here it is!

You should never argue with an idiot, because they’ll drag you down to their level and then, they’ll beat you with experience.

Isn’t that good?!

One more time: You should never argue with an idiot, because they’ll drag you down to their level and then, they’ll beat you with experience.

I wanna be like David, and I don’t want to be like Eliab, and I’m gonna guess that you too, want to make sure that your speech is always gracious, because this is a characteristic of a winner, and you are a winner, and given enough time, you WILL win! Yes, you ARE a winner!

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Full Transcript:

Hi, this is Don Howe, and the topic for this Golden Nugget is “Speech that is Gracious”, and I’m gonna share a thought that I got as I was reading the story of David and Goliath.

When David arrived where the battle was supposed to be taking place, he was met by his older brother, Eliab. David had been sent by his father to serve Eliab, and he’d brought him some food. You’d think Eliab would be happy to see David, especially since he’d brought him food, but I think that maybe Eliab was embarrassed.

Eliab had not yet grown in his capacity to handle problems, and the way he treated David was not the way an older brother should treat a younger sibling.

Instead of thanking David, Eliab tried to make him feel insignificant.

Eliab said, “Why have you come down? And with whom have you left those few sheep in the wilderness? I know why you came! You came down in order to see the battle.”

It wasn’t necessary for Eliab to point out that David’s responsibility was to watch a few sheep, but to David’s credit, he didn’t respond like I would’ve.

I think that if Eliab had put me down and said to me, “I know why you came! You came down in order to see the battle.” 

I would’ve replied, “What battle?”

Of course, there was no battle, because Eliab and all the rest of the Israelites were afraid. They weren’t willing to fight the Philistines.

However, David didn’t allow himself to be dragged into an insulting match with Eliab, and therefore, David’s a good example of having speech that is gracious, and years later, his son, Solomon, would write, “He who loves purity of heart, and whose speech is gracious, the king is his friend.” 

By the way, you should never argue with an idiot, and this is one of those Golden Nuggets that you just might want to write down.

Are you ready? Here it is!

You should never argue with an idiot, because they’ll drag you down to their level and then, they’ll beat you with experience.

Isn’t that good?!

One more time: You should never argue with an idiot, because they’ll drag you down to their level and then, they’ll beat you with experience.

I wanna be like David, and I don’t want to be like Eliab, and I’m gonna guess that you, too, want to make sure that your speech is always gracious, because this is a characteristic of a winner, and you are a winner, and given enough time, you WILL win! Yes, you ARE a winner!

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