Words “Fitly Spoken”

A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver.

(Psalm 25:11)

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“A word fitly spoken”

Must the speaker be–

Articulate?

Eloquent?

Expressive?

Fluent

Grammatically perfect?

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I received a thank you letter from my granddaughter, who just started first grade.

Words not “fitly spoken” in this letter?

Numerous errors in spelling.

Omission of punctuation.

Lacking in articulate fluency.

Incorrect letter format.

Yet, to me, every word in this letter was

 “fitly spoken”

and beautiful,

“like apples of gold in a setting of silver.”

Her words were expressive, impassioned, moving, meaningful, touching, heartfelt—

and, thus, “fitly spoken” and precious.

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To God, our words might seem like the wording of a child, like my granddaughter’s in this letter. We cannot speak with His authority, His eloquence, His wisdom, His perfection.

HOWEVER,

We can speak as His children,

Whom He loves.

The words we offer to Him,

In thanks and praise,

Will be beautiful to Him,

As we speak with the openness,

Honesty and love of a child–

His child,

With words from our heart,

“Fitly spoken.”

 

(Sharon G. Tate blog 10/06/19)  teacherforjesus.com  Meditations on God’s Word

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