Saturday, June 25, 2011

The Proverbs Challenge - Day 25

Once again in this Proverb there are many verses that have to do with what we say. If you think about it, I guess most of the conflict in your life is probably because of something you said to someone or something they said to you.

11 A word spoken at the right time is like golden apples on a silver tray.

12 A wise correction to a receptive ear is like a gold ring or an ornament of gold.

13 To those who send him, a trustworthy messenger is like the coolness of snow on a harvest day; he refreshes the life of his masters.

14 The man who boasts about a gift that does not exist is like clouds and wind without rain.

15 A ruler can be persuaded through patience, and a gentle tongue can break a bone. 

1 comment:

Phyllis Hobson said...

v. 19 - Confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble is like a broken tooth, and a foot out of joint.

WOW - having broken my foot and ankle last fall, and having my share of dental troubles, I know the pain and misery of which this verse speaks. It reminds me to be faithful, and to keep my word.

Long ago I learned that whatever you promise (ESPECIALLY TO A CHILD!) you need to do. The words from a song (I think by Barlow Girl) about ending your life well "At the end of it all, I want to be in Your arms." I want it to be said of me that I was faithful to the end to the cause of God.