SUPERIOR AT ALL TIME
The tongue of the righteous is choice silver. —Proverbs 10:20
There are more than 100 references to the tongue in the book of Proverbs. In that book
alone, I counted twelve verses where the word “heart” is mentioned in connection with
Godly people speak out of the overflow of a godly heart. They are spiritually minded and
don’t just speak about spiritual things on Sundays. They are restrained and think before
they speak. Proverbs describes the tongue of the righteous as choice silver.
So how do people get tongues of righteousness? Well, their hearts are connected to the
Source of wisdom and grace—the One who reveals Himself in Scripture.
I want to be a wise, godly woman, but I don’t always want to pay the price for a heart of
wisdom. It takes discipline and effort to fill our hearts with God’s Word—and to have a
tongue that is choice silver.
“Choice silver”—think about these two words. Silver, of course, is a prized metal. The
tongue of the righteous is excellent, superior, worthy—it is choice silver—it was been
carefully refined and is of the highest possible quality.
A heart that is rooted in the Word and character of God will bring forth words that are
superior quality. Those words will be of great value to those who hear them.
What are some specific ways your words can bless and enrich the lives of those around
you today? What impact have you made in th life of people that surrounds you!
Remember the power of the tongue!