“He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbour: but a man of understanding holdeth his peace. A talebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter.”
A lack of Wisdom will create hate and scorn against others, while also enabling a betrayal of confidence. When there is no ability to remain silent, there is no Wisdom. This warning echoes through the pages of Scripture to those who talk without having a walk or relationship with Christ.
“If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion is vain.”
The Wisdom within us allows us to be silent when it is appropriate and guards against our flesh overpowering our spirit. Christ Himself gave us a clear example of how it is often wise to remain quiet.
1 Peter 2:21-24
“For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously: Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.”
Regardless of what He faced, He kept quiet in Wisdom.
When you find yourself scorning against the decisions of others, remain quiet.
When a friend shares something with you in confidence and trust, remain quiet.
Isaiah 33-34 | Romans 9 | Proverbs 27
Copyright © 2020
Delight Thyself Design Ministries, Inc.
All rights reserved.