An idea well-expressed is like a design of gold, set in silver and better still is a warning given by an experienced person to someone willing to listen for that is more valuable than gold rings or jewelry made of the finest gold and the same reliable messenger is refreshing to the one who sends them, like cold water in the heat of harvest time but people who promise things that they never give are like clouds and wind that bring no rain.
If it is the Hebrew word ophen , referring to words spoken in season at the right time at the right place and to the right person, there is a tremendous lesson that ought to be received. On the other hand, if it is the Hebrew word alah, which indicates that if it is a word which God speaks, then we are even better off because most of us, even though we know we should speak a word at the right time at the right place to the right person, feel quite incapable of doing it. However, if the fit words we use are the words which God has spoken, then we will be sure that we have always used the right word.
“It’s about the journey – mine and yours – and the lives we can touch, the legacy we can leave, and the world we can change for the better.” Tony Dungy