Proverbs 25:11-13 A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver. As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover upon an obedient ear. As the cold of snow in the time of harvest, so is a faithful messenger to them that send him: for he refresheth the soul of his masters.
Have you ever been near a cool mountain stream? The snow that has fallen on the mountaintop slowly melts in the heat of the noonday sun. The result is a flow of cold clear water that streams down to the valleys below. That water is as crystal clear as a pane of transparent glass. Not only is it clear, but it is also refreshingly cold. To someone who may be working hard at the base of the mountain on that day, this cool clear water is like a blessing from God for a hard day’s work. One would almost need to be careful so as not to drink too much of it and become bloated. Nevertheless, it just tastes so cool, so good, and so refreshing.
Our verses today tell of the same goodness. Just as the refreshing, invigorating and thirst-quenching cold water that comes from the snow on a mountaintop to the workers in the valley below, so refreshing is a messenger who brings faithful truth to comfort our very soul.
The truth of God’s Word and His saving grace is, as the verses say, like apples of gold in a silver bowl, and fine jewels to the wearer. Like a cool, refreshing, drink of water on a hot day. The good news, or the Gospel as it is called, is so valuable and refreshing to the soul burdened down under the sin of today. Wouldn’t you like to be God’s faithful refreshing messenger of this good news today?
THE WORD WALKING IN ME:
Not only can the message be a comfort, but also look at those verses again. They say the messenger refresheth the one who sent them. Oh, dear child of God, don’t you want to be that for the Lord today. To be refreshing to Him as we deliver His message. Like a cool glass of water to a dry and thirsty world, and an obedient child to our God.
THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
Luke 6 – 7 / Proverbs 25:11-13
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Isa. 49-52 / 1 Thess. 1-2
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