The Northfield

  2535 Shore Road

  Northfield, NJ 08225


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A Fountain Of Joy

"The tongue of the righteous is choice silver" (Prov.10:20).

Smiles are contagious. They have the ability to make the lives of those within the sphere of one's influence a brighter place. A dour demeanor accompanied by a frown can do just the opposite. Then we come to the words that leave our mouths. "The tongue of the righteous is as choice silver." Kind words can lift the spirit of those around us while harsh ones can crush that same human spirit. The Book of Proverbs has several things to say about the power of well spoken words. "The mouth of the righteous brings forth wisdom....The lips of righteous know what is fitting, but the mouth of the wicked only what is perverse" (10:31-31). The truth is that kind, pleasant and cheery words cost no more than sharp and cutting ones. Wouldn't it be so much better to bring sunshine rather than gloom into the lives of those around us? "A man finds joy in giving an apt reply----how good is a timely word" (15:23). True eloquence is not in how flowery words are, but rather that they are spoken in love. These words can bring God's light to those who badly need a generous dose of it. As we speak, our words should be seasoned in such a way that people will know that the love of the Lord is in us. When it is, our words of joy have difficulty containing themselves. "A word aptly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver" (25:11). Lets lighten the hearts of those around us with Christ-like words....

Have a wonderful day...Make your part of the world a little brighter today.... Love mark Phil.4:11

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