Proverbs 25 ... some more to let sink into our hearts and heads. Applying these will make a difference in our homes, our work and our lives. Great stuff!!!
11 Like golden apples in silver settings, so is a word spoken at the right time.
12 Like a gold ring and a fine gold ornament, so is constructive criticism to the ear of one who listens.
13 Like the coolness of snow on a harvest day, so is a trustworthy messenger to those who send him: He refreshes his masters.
19 Like a broken tooth and a lame foot, so is confidence in an unfaithful person in a time of crisis.
21 If your enemy is hungry, give him some food to eat, and if he is thirsty, give him some water to drink.
22 In this way you will make him feel guilty and ashamed, and the Lord will reward you.
25 Like cold water to a thirsty soul, so is good news from far away.
28 Like a city broken into and left without a wall, so is a person who lacks self-control.
Father, help us to watch our words and use them to build and refresh others. Help us to know and be self-controlled while we serve those we are able to serve. Make us a blessing to those we meet as you are a blessing to us! In Jesus' name, Amen.