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Proverbs 25:8-16

verse 11: “Like apples of gold in settings of silver Is a word spoken in right circumstances.”

The imagery here is of a thing of beauty. Sometimes hearing that right word in the right time can be as beautiful as a pretty sunset. Think about the time you heard:

  • your child say their first word
  • your wife tell you “I love you” (or for you ladies, your husband saying that)
  • a friend offering words of encouragement when you’re having a rotten day
  • your son speak excitedly about being with friends at a play (especially if your son has a hard time making friends)
  • a greeting from a friend you haven’t seen in ages
  • They are words that are golden to the ear. May we echo to God the words of Psalms 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.”

    Have a blessed day!

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    verse 8: “The words of a whisperer are like dainty morsels, And they go down into the innermost parts of the body.”

    Juicy gossip.

    A lot of us have been guilty of hearing it before; a lot of us have been guilty of sharing it too. Some people can’t wait to partake in it. I saw a Snuffy Smith comic strip recently when Snuffy walks in the house and begins to tell his wife Loweezy, “Ma, Elviney is over at…” ZING! “…the gossip fence.” (the ZING being the lightning speed sound effect as Loweezy high-tails it for the fence!)

    Gossip is a dangerous thing. Like the verse above states, some people just devour gossip like the most delicious food…and it becomes a part of them. The book of James makes reference to the tongue being like a fire. We, as Christians, should do as it says in Psalms 19:14: “Let the words of my mouth, and the meditations of my heart, be acceptable in Thy sight, O Lord, my strength and my redeemer.” May your words be acceptable to Him, today.

    Something to think about.

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