We are all familiar with the beautiful analogy in Proverbs 25:11. Here, the “apples of gold
in pictures of silver” are the right words spoken at the right time and in the right way.
Maybe a situation calls for words of teaching. Just the right words can bring someone to
obedience. Maybe the situation demands words of encouragement. Words fitly spoken can cheer
a depressed person, or a sick brother or sister.
Some of us are so wrapped up in our own situations that we cannot see that others need
those precious words from us that would mean the world to them at that moment.
Perhaps a call to a shut-in would bring joy to their heart. Perhaps a visit to an erring
Christian would bring about their restoration. Perhaps a word to a faithful worker in the church
would elevate them to greater heights of service. We all have this power to say that “fitly spoken
— John Wright