A Well-Chosen Word
by Charles R. Swindoll
A word fitly spoken, is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.—Proverbs 25:11 (KJV)
Like Jell-O, concepts assume the mold of the words into which they are poured. Who has not been stabbed awake by the use of a particular word . . . or combinations of words? Who has not found relief from a well-timed word spoken at the precise moment of need? Who has not been crushed beneath the weight of an ill-chosen word? And who has not gathered fresh courage because a word of hope penetrated the fog of self-doubt? The term word remains the most powerful of all four-letter words.
But "a word fitly spoken" endures.
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