In Prov 25:11, the King James version says a word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver. Solomon is bringing out that word said at the right time, for the right reason, to the right person with the right motive has a great impact. God has called us to be encouragers and love people with our words. That is why it is so important to engage our minds before we speak. We should always be thinking about what we are saying, to whom we are saying this and how we view them. Jesus when He spoke to people was always concerned about how the Father would be glorified by what He said and did. You should be as well. Think about how what you say and whether it will glorify God or not. If it is questionable you should not say it. James writes in his letter to the church about how the tongue can be a flame of fire that can cause all kinds of hurt. He says that we are the only part of creation that has the ability to speak blessing and curses in the same conversation. He equates this ability to a tree that can produce good and bad fruit. Which we know is impossible. A good tree produces good fruit and a bad tree produces bad fruit. What he is saying is when we bless God in part of conversation and then curse man who is created in His image what we are doing is unnatural. So today determine to follow Solomon’s advice and give a word fitly spoken. Ask the Lord to help you and He will. God wants to use you today to bless someone in your world.
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