Sunday, May 15, 2011

Apples of Gold


Proverbs 25:11  "A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver."   
I expect to pass through life but once.  If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again.--William Penn

Words are free and used properly can encourage, inspire,  motivate and most importantly, they can glorify God. 

Psalm 12:6 "The words of the LORD are pure words, Like silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.

No matter where we go or what we do daily...the words we use have great potential to either build someone up or tear someone down.  Proverbs 18:21 "The tongue has the power of life and death."

The quote, "Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me" is simply not true. Our words can crush a person's spirit, and they can leave people feeling hurt and hopeless.  But they can inspire, encourage and give life as well.

Proverbs 15:4  "A wholesome tongue is a tree of life."  Proverbs 16:24 "Pleasant words are as a honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones."

I once heard it said that "Words are the medium with which the soul paints a picture.  Challenge yourself and others to paint masterpieces."  The way to do that is found in  Psalm 19:14 "Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength and my redeemer."

With all this in mind LORD, who needs to hear from You, through me today?  Do I need to call someone, write a note of thanks, or is there a family member who needs to hear "I love you."  Help me LORD to be ready to give a "fitly spoken word" Your Word today.  In Jesus name, amen.

Blessings to you,

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