Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Message from Jennifer Pellish, Junior High Teacher

Proverbs 25:11 (Contemporary English Version)
11The right word at the right time is like precious gold set in silver.

One of the things that my husband and I miss most about having younger children is the frequent malaprop. However, our ten-year old son recently provided some unexpected humor for us. After pulling out the small white paper from his fortune cookie, he inquisitively asked, “What does preposterous mean?” I explained that it was similar in meaning to ridiculous or absurd which drew a confused look on his face. Then he confessed, “Mom, my fortune says that my life will be preposterous!”

Words. The wrong word at the wrong time can be either humorous or disastrous. However, the right word at the right time, according to Proverbs, “is like precious gold set in silver.” With our words, we have the power to kill and destroy or to heal and bless.

I challenge myself as I challenge you today to choose words that will be “like precious gold set in silver.”

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for your words. I constantly am reminding my students to speak words of encouragement rather than words that tear us down.


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