Speaking With Power


A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver. Like a gold ring or an ornament of gold is a wise reprover to a listening ear. Like the cold of snow in the time of harvest is a faithful messenger to those who send him; he refreshes the soul of his masters. — Proverbs 25:11-13

Have you ever noticed how negative and critical our speech can be? Take note today. Listen to the conversations of those around you. We rant about politics. We're pessimistic about the future. We're critical of people and processes. At some point today, you'll hear someone name-calling, gossiping, or using sarcasm as a weapon to bring another person down. And you, yes, you might join in. And in the end, you might even talk negatively about yourself to yourself. Just listen to the negativity and criticism. It might surprise you how insidious it is.

But in this proverb, we gain some valuable insight. It's the value of a word fitly spoken. It has incredible power. The writer says it makes men rich, wise, pure, and refreshing. So why not be a messenger with a different message today at work, in your home, and with your friends?

ASK THIS: What one thing will you do to be a messenger of good news to the world today? (Share this in the comment section below.)

DO THIS: Be rich, wise, pure, and refreshing and make this true for others as well.

PRAY THIS: God, in a world full of negativity, may I be a voice of good news.

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17 thoughts on “Speaking With Power

  1. Richard Bell says:

    Your message was sent to me by a friend. I liked what I saw and would like to recieve this daily

  2. Cory B says:

    Keep working on ending my sarcasm. Keep a positive attitude and use words of affirmation. Be mindful of my own hypocrisy.

  3. Dennis says:

    Ouch. This devotional is a wake up call. I really need to be mindful of my words at times , especially when I feel agitated or angry. Also I need to be more mindful to be thankful in all situations. Thank you Vince for the wake up call.

  4. Eddie Ackerman says:

    I will refrain from sarcasm for the whole day and see how differently people react, I will ONLY speak life into situations, if I don’t see it, I will only correct it until there is life again.

  5. Chri says:

    Today I will listen and intervene the negativity with words of encouragement, hope, love, and truth.

  6. Tim shea says:

    I ask God to help me to in courage others and Not to let the conversation dwell on the negative but on the Good news of Gods word

  7. Walter says:

    I always do my best to tell one person a day that they’re Awesome, whether via text message, email, phone calls or, in person . Seems to lift their spirits.