20 The tongue of the righteous is choice silver, but the heart of the wicked is of little value.

Have you ever been around someone that just seems to have the right thing to say when you need to hear it? Someone who cares enough to spend time with you and you never feel judged or condemned but always feel lifted up and encouraged. Their wisdom is always steady and precious.

Think of someone in your life that fits this mold. What is it about this person that makes their words matter?

Have you ever crossed paths with someone that seems to have nothing but evil thoughts or is just mean all the time? They are rotten to the core. They pull you down just so they can kick you. It seems that nothing satisfies them and no matter what you do they are bent on making you unhappy.

Think of someone in your life that reminds you of this type of person. How much value do they hold for you?

To God, both these people are of equal value. Jesus died equally for both. But one is choice silver and the other is of little value. It’s not them but the impact they have on others that is judged as valuable or not. We are all valuable but we do not all choose to impact the world around us in a valuable way. If you lived for God 100% of every day, if every breath was taken in mission to God, if you were purposeful and intentional with all you did, what would the world look like?

Are your words going to be choice silver or of little value today? Are you going to have a positive impact on others or negative? How can you change your world for Jesus today through the words you speak and the attitudes of your heart?