Dear brothers and sisters,
Today we want to continue gaining more wisdom concerning our words. The Lord said he would give us wisdom for using our words. We are responsible for getting that wisdom and using it.
Luke 21:15 “For I will give you, a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries will not be able to contradict or resist.”
What kind of wisdom does God give you? Look at James 3:13-18 KJV:
Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? Let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom. 14 But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth. 15 This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish. 16 For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work. 17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. 18 And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.
This Scripture shows you two kinds of wisdom and how you can check your own words to make sure they are coming out of the right kind of wisdom. When you speak ask yourself, “Am I speaking by the wisdom from above or by devilish wisdom?”
You can tell if you’re speaking according to the wisdom from above by: Are your words peaceful, gentle and full of mercy? Will they bear good fruit? Are you easy to be entreated? Are your words without hypocrisy and divisions?
One of the best ways to avoid devilish wisdom is STOP THE CONTENTION before it becomes a quarrel.
Contention means: A heated argument. Insisting on your own way or even defending yourself can lead into strife. If a heated argument begins, stop talking!
Meditate on these Scriptures and let them advice you:
Prov. 15:18 A wrathful man stirs up strife, But he who is slow to anger allays contention.
Prov. 10:19-21 In the multitude of words sin is not lacking, But he who restrains his lips is wise.
Prov. 17:14 The beginning of strife is like releasing water; Therefore stop contention before a quarrel starts.
James 1:19-20 So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath; 20 for the wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God.
Other Scriptures that can help you stop contention are: Prov. 18:6, Prov.22:10, Prov.30:33, Prov. 10:13,11:12, Prov. 12:1-2, 15:28, 21:23, and 18:4.
Prov. 30:33 NIV says, “as twisting the nose produces blood, so stirring up anger produces strife.”
If you keep on twisting the nose, you’ll cause a nosebleed. So if you keep on being wrathful and contentious, you will produce strife, which is the manifest presence of the devil. The wisdom of God will show you how to allay contention: Allay means diminish or put at rest. If you don’t like the way your life is going right now, you’re going to have to change your words. Do you want good in your life? Do what 1nPeter 3:10 says:
For “He who would love life and see good days, Let him refrain his tongue from evil, And his lips from speaking deceit. 11 Let him turn away from evil and do good; Let him seek peace and pursue it.“ NKJV Amen.
Till the next bulletin, meditate on those words of wisdom and choose to be a doer of the Word.