A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold
In settings of silver.
The ability to say the right word at the right time is a special skill. We may think of those perfectly timed and beautifully put speeches of history. Speeches like the Gettysburg Address and the “I have a Dream Speech” still ring in the ears as relevant and full of impact to this very moment. On more personal occasions, we know the power of a person who gives the right word of encouragement, tenderness or a rebuke at just the right moment. Scripture tells that these moments are not magical moments of coincidence – they are the result of being steeped in God’s word and attentive to the situation which is before us. Being attentive, patient, and filled with God’s word will give us the opportunity to speak words which outweigh precious metals in their value.