Monday, June 20, 2011


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

I read somewhere that in those days it was a custom at a feast to have a silver basket filled with golden yellow apples and they were offered to preferred guest. It was a great honor to receive one of these apples. The right word at the right time is also a way to honor a person.

In the next few devotionals we will be discussing some fitly spoken words. I hope you receive a blessing from them.


Sometimes when we warn people if we are not careful it can sound a lot like nagging. Just like when we were children and our mothers told us not to run with scissors in our hand or one of the many other things our mothers warned us about, we can let it go in one ear and out the other.

It makes a difference how we warn others. If we act as if we have an air of superiority it will not get us very far. If we act like a know it all, or even act like we don't really care, then it is as the apostle Paul said:

1 Corinthians 13:1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.

Without genuine compassion and care for the one we are warning it is just noise.

When we witness to someone it should be with charity, or love and compassion in our hearts. People can tell if you really care about them and a word of warning from someone who really cares is like "apples of gold in pitchers of silver."

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If you know of someone new to the Kosciusko area and would like for our church to visit them please let us know. Our prayers are that this devotional ministry will be an outreach to bring people into a closer relationship with Jesus. I do appreciate you taking the time to read these devotionals and please keep us in your prayers.

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