I love the thoughtfulness that the Proverbs provoke and the insight the Lord gives us through them. Look at our example this morning. A word that is delivered at the right time is like an apple of gold set in a setting of silver. An expensive sculpture in gold of an apple would surely draw attention to the fact it is set in a far less valuable setting of silver. The contrast would bear notice.
Solomon’s intended lesson for us is to say how rare it is to find fitting words, ones spoken at the right time and received to the benefit of the hearer. So today ask the Lord to use you to deliver a word from Him at the right time and for the blessing of the hearer. May you be his mouthpiece to bless!
May I speak Your Word well, Lord,
Pastor Jack Abeelen