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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Of Few Words

“A truly wise person uses few words; a person with understanding is even-tempered.”
—Proverbs 17:27 NLT

To be wise with God’s wisdom is to be a person who needs to say very little to share his understanding.  A truly wise person has no need to prove a point or accelerate an agenda. He is free from the world’s expectations, and, without restraint, he is free to walk in the Spirit’s call. When issues arise full of emotional hurt or pain, he is not spiritually immobilized. He does not strike back in anger or allow the peace that God has wrought in his life to be shattered. He walks in joy and praises freely. Battered by the trials of life, he rests and is revived. A person of wisdom knows that if he does not ask for wisdom, he will not receive. His continually asks the Lord for understanding, and God grants his request. Being teachable he realizes that “fools have no interest in understanding; they only want to air their own opinions” (Proverbs 18:2 NLT). God’s wisdom does not need to air its purpose. His wisdom stands, even-tempered and full of the Spirit, with nothing to prove. Without blemish, it accomplishes His purpose.

© 2017 Lynn Lacher

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