Have you ever had a moment when you thought, “I wish I hadn’t said that”? The reaction from the other person shows you have hurt them.
Or maybe you heard a quote from someone that was inspiring and wrote it down because it encouraged you.
Both of the examples above show the impact our words can have on others. We can hurt other with our words or we can uplift and encourage them.
A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver.Proverbs 25:11
Today’s verse from Proverbs 25, reminds us the value of well spoken words. The verse encourages us to choose our words carefully so they have a positive impact.
By contrast, it’s easy to be careless with our words. We’ve all had times when we “spoke without thinking” or gave someone a piece of our minds. Usually, we quickly regret these moments.
It’s rarely good to just say the first thing that pops into your head. It’s better to consider your words thoughtfully and choose them wisely for the maximum impact.
With a love, care and consideration, you can also speak words as valuable as gold and silver.
Remember, words spoken well can make a great impact today. Imagine your words are a bright golden light coming over the horizon bringing light to a new day.