Proverbs 15:23 02/07/19

02.07.19 | Justin Dix |

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Old Testament King Solomon writes that using your voice to accomplish good brings joy.

Proverbs 15:23 A man has joy in an apt answer, and how delightful is a timely word! (NASB)

To coin a phrase from the “Peanuts” comic strip: “Happiness is giving a good report.” There is something about speaking well of someone’s actions or offering wise counsel – that is joy producing. As a boy I can remember when my parents were trying to reason out some domestic difficulty . . . and one of us kids would supply the missing information – there was a collective sigh of relief . . . “YES, that’s it!”

When you can stand up for someone’s character that is being torn down by slander . . . it’s like the cavalry coming to the rescue!  If you speak up at the right time, bringing truth into the situation, you will experience joy.








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