Do not put yourself forward in the king’s presence

or stand in the place of the great,

for it is better to be told, “Come up here,”

than to be put lower in the presence of a noble


11 A word fitly spoken

is like apples of gold in a setting of silver.

12 Like a gold ring or an ornament of gold

is a wise reprover to a listening ear.


13 Like the cold of snow in the time of harvest

is a faithful messenger to those who send him;

he refreshes the soul of his masters




Solomon has a string a thoughts that may be seemingly unconnected, but this morning I’m seeing a theme of


  • “Trust God’s timing”




What does it take to trust God’s timing?

Fist , Humiltiy ….

don’t put myself forward, it’s better to be told by someone else in authority when to come forward …

Advice from the king from the Kings perspective …

This is the same advice from Jesus to his disciples …


Second, to trust Gid’s timing,

It takes faithfulness …

What’s refreshed the soul of His master? A faithful messenger!

Of course, humility is connected again in this …

If I’m faithful, … faithful to what?

A master! … the one who has sent me!


But at some point I must be willing to speak … to actually speak the message …

To give the “fitly spoken word” … to be the “wise reproved” …


And do this when God provides the opportunity to do so …

This is when it’s “fit” …


So, I must remain humble, remain faithful, and trust God’s timing




Thank you again god for your Word


Help me carry it out today


Help me takin faithful to you

And you’ve me the courage to act in your timing