A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good is it!
Knowing the right word at the right time is a great gift. But even the best of speakers has to admit that the best of his or her words are not nearly as good as those the Spirit gives.
Nevertheless, we must not excuse ourselves for our insensitive speech, unkindness, or missed opportunities. Don’t make the mistake of believing you don’t know the Scripture well enough to bless others with gracious words at the appropriate time. Listening to others after having listened to God in his Word is what tunes our ears and our hearts to bless others.
Loving God, please give me wisdom to say things that lead people closer to you. I pray that whatever words I do say today may reflect your will and may be led by your purposes to bless others. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.
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