Don’t Save the Good Words Until They’re All Gone

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The term “eulogy” is the combination of two Greek words “eus,” meaning good and “logos,” meaning word. A eulogy is a statement of good words about someone or something. We associate eulogies with short speeches shared by loved ones at a funeral or memorial service.

In the New Testament the idea of a eulogy is that of a spoken statement of blessing.  It is a way of using our words to enrich the lives of others. This short post is just a reminder: don’t waste your words. Don’t save the good words until they’re gone.

We should making eulogizing others a daily part of our lives. Because when our loved ones are gone, we can say good words about them, but we can no longer say good words to them. We should follow the Apostle Paul’s encouragement to “Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other” (Romans 12:10). Use your words wisely, charitably, and generously.