Apples of Gold In Settings of Silver

The book of Proverbs has a lot to teach us about our words, their power, and how God will give us the words to say to bring life. “Death and life are in the power of the tongue” (Prov 18:21; KJV). In both Prov. 15:2 and 7, King Solomon teaches that knowledge comes from the tongue of a wise person. Then in Proverbs 16:1 we read that the wise answer of the tongue comes from God.

If we are regularly spending time with God, he will give us his wisdom and we will be able to share that with others.  Then there is this beautiful verse from Proverbs 25:11 (KJV): "A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver". Finally, from Proverbs: "a word spoken in due season, how good is it" (Prov 15:23).

If you are still not convinced here's one more scripture: "The Lord God hath given me the tongue of the learned that I should know how to speak a word in season to him that is weary” (Isa 50:4; KJV). Here's the key, if we have a teachable spirit God himself will teach us how to speak those words of wisdom and blessing.

How does this all apply to us as Christians? In Ephesians 4:29 we are exhorted to use our words of wisdom to edify, build up, be a blessing to and encourage others in their walk with God.

Article by Pastor Norman & Jean

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