Profound Speech

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Daily Reading: Jeremiah 22:1-23:20, 2 Thess. 1:1-12, Psalm 83:1-18, Proverbs 25:11-14

Daily Verse: “A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver.” Prov. 25:11

Profound speech.

Picturing golden apples in a setting of silver speaks of beauty, value, and artistry. Using words skillfully has a powerful impact on the receiver, giving them lasting encouragement.

Recently, I spoke at Life Community Church in Mt. Pleasant, S.C. In a series on prayer, they asked me to talk about the topic because of my book, Three Word Prayers. The next day, I received an email from the founding pastor giving me feedback on my talk. Full of uplifting and encouraging words, the email fueled me onward. 

Charles Spurgeon, a pastor from the 1800s, used words skillfully. His grasp of the scriptures and his communication still impact people today. Spurgeon, who wrote many sermons, books, poetry, and hymns, used words fitly, producing beautiful fruit that continues to blossom today.

Words carry weight. How we choose to use language matters. Speaking uplifting and encouraging words at the right time will spur people to become who God intends. Choose what you say wisely, and always make sure to couch it in love.

Lord, forgive us for speaking out of turn. Please help us manage our mouths well and only speak words of love at the appropriate time. Each day that passes helps us become more skillful with our language. IJNIP. Amen

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