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A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.” Proverbs 25:11

I have always been fascinated by this verse, and can see a picture in my mind of a basket of golden apples set in a silver frame.

I am sure all of us wish that our words always conformed to this picture, but it takes a lot of wisdom to consistently speak words that are pleasing to everyone.

I came up with the following acrostic for Wisdom:

W Words can come so easily
I If we open our mouths wide
S Speaking without thinking
D Destroys our neighbour’s pride.
O Only speak what is good and pleasing to the ear
M Making people happy, spreading hope and cheer.

Prayer: Lord, I desire that my words might always reflect your wisdom, and not offend or hurt anyone else.

Devotion by Anne Johnston