The words of the godly are a life-giving fountain .. Proverbs 10:11a
Wise words come from the lips of people with understanding .. Proverbs 10:13a
The words of the godly are like sterling silver .. Proverbs 10:20a
So often these days we focus on the negative aspects of life. The words are used to criticise, to rip and tear at peoples’ minds and hearts, the air is filled with words that are meaningless, self-centred and mean.
Today I took only the positive parts of the verses so that we can take time to focus on what is good and what is wholesome. The images given here are so positive and encouraging – fountains used to be set up in village squares so that all in the community could get access to water.
People with understanding of the issues of life are able give good and wise counsel to those who need it, encouraging them and lifting their spirits. Sterling silver is one of those precious metals that gleams and shines with beauty and purity.
Take time to focus your mind on these images in the verses and allow Jesus to speak to you through them.
Rev Steve Neuhaus
Eagles Rest Ministries