Apt reply

23 A man has joy in making an apt answer, and a word spoken at the right moment—how good it is! (Book of Proverbs, Chapter 15, Amplified Version)

Oh, Lord, let me keep in mind that the reward of an apt answer and a timely word is JOY! I generally think of controlling my mouth as a duty. But this gives me a much better motivation, joy! I want to start profiting from this new perspective on motivation for right speech today. I pray that you will operate at the neural level so I can process what is said calmly but speedily and come out with apt answers and a good word at the right moment.

By A. Allen Rowe

Asad Abu Antun

2 replies on “Apt reply”

Hi, Mig! Coming from you this is a big compliment. As I think about your comment here’s what comes to mind. Jesus is THE WORD. Through that Word came creation. The scriptures are the word of God, and they speak into that creation. Our words create our reality and speak into it. There’s probably a better way to say that. Sometimes it’s hard to capture an insight in words, but I hope these are apt! 🙂

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