Wisdom and words


24WISDOM AND WORDS

Dear saints of God,

Let’s look at Luke 21:15 as we continue on our series on the wisdom of God. It says:

 

“For I will give you, a mouth and wisdom . . . “

 

God as a good Father has given you and me a mouth, and wisdom with which to use it. He intends for us His children to say what we say, using his wisdom. He expects that when we say something, we do so with discretion.

Discretion (Dictionary meaning) means: The quality of behaving or speaking in such a way as to avoid causing offense or revealing private information. It also means the freedom to decide what should be done in a particular situation. The skillful use of Words can mean the difference between blessing or cursing, life or death, offending or blessing, moving forward or being stagnated, peace or troubles etc.

Prov. 18:21 says death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.

 

If there is any area in which you and I require the wisdom of God, it is in the area of words. One can be full of knowledge and still not have the wisdom to use it as they should. One definition of wisdom is the skill of knowing what to do with what you know and what you understand.

Prov. 15:2 tells us that the tongue of the wise uses knowledge rightly. NKJV Today’s English Version puts Prov. 15:2 this way: When wise people speak, they make knowledge attractive, but stupid people spout nonsense. TEV  

 

Also, just because you know something doesn’t mean you should say something about it. In the ministry of Jesus, there were times He would tell people to go tell and other times when He said don’t tell. (Matt. 8:4, Matt 16:20, Mark 7:36 etc.)

When they told it anyway, at times they endangered His ministry in that area till He could no longer minister openly. Brethren, one can misuse even supernatural knowledge.

 

For example: God can give you a word of knowledge and you abuse it by not following His intentions for showing you or you miss the timing of it’s application. The book of Proverbs shows us that saying things at the wrong time is foolish. A characteristic of spiritual children is talkativeness – especially talking at the wrong time.

 

Eccl. 3:7b. A time to keep silence, And a time to speak; NKJV

Prov. 15:23 A man has joy by the answer of his mouth, and a word spoken in due season, how good it is!   NKJV

 

These Scriptures point out the importance of staying in God’s timing even in the matter of what we say. It’s possible to do the right thing but have the wrong results simply because it wasn’t God’s time to do it. Following God’s timetable is vital to staying in His plan. Wisdom gives you the skill to know the right timing.

 

Till the next bulletin, keep growing in wisdom by studying the book or Proverbs.