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”The wise are glad to be instructed, but babbling fools fall flat on their faces.“ Proverbs 10:8 NLT

You may have noticed that many a time, in the assembly of many people, the least wise of all has the most to say. As ironic as it may be, one of the greatest lessons when one is truly growing in wisdom is to keep quiet.

The wiser you get, you realize that silence in the midst of an argument is not a win or loose matter but instead yielding that pacifies great offense (Ecclesiastes 10:4). Keeping silent or speaking few calm words in the midst of speaking to authority may accomplish much for you than trying to prove how right you are and how wrong they are.

Remember the greater the power, the easier to make difficult decisions, and the word promises that soft speech breaks bones (Proverbs 25:15). Child of God, as you grow in understanding, you may appear as one that always loses in the face of adversity because you choose the way of peace, choose it anyway.

I have often quoted a french saying that loosely translates to “the one that laughs last is the one that laughs well”. You have the maker of the universe that backs you up, as the same righteous judge overseeing every matter; and because the final word is ever His, so is your vindication. Though it may tarry, wait on the Lord (Habbakuk 2:3).

Prayer: Father I thank you for this wisdom. I thank you for teaching me to love what looks like foolishness to the world but is of value to you. I thank you for the strength to tame my spirit and yield to the counsel that mortifies my flesh. May the meditations of my heart and the words of my lips be pleasing unto you always, in Jesus’name. Amen!


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