Proverbs 10:31-32 – “The mouth of the just bringeth forth wisdom: but the froward tongue shall be cut out. The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable…”
Most of us equate wisdom with education or experience. We look up to intellectual leaders because they are well-learned. We respect veterans in various fields because they’ve learnt much over the years. But what about us? Can we be wise as well?
The Bible reminds us that God is the source of all wisdom (Proverbs 2:6). It is possible for us to be wise in everything we think, say and do. Today’s verses show us the importance of speaking wisely. Many a conflict can be avoided if only we think before we speak. A wise person thinks things through and weighs the consequences before speaking out loud. In an age when everyone is quick to comment publicly on social media, we must practice discernment in the words we speak (or type).
As followers of Christ, we shoulder the responsibility of being His ambassadors as well. The world watches how we react – both online and offline. Let us be cautious to think before we comment, be empathetic and kind in the way we put things across.
Prayer: Father, thank you for the gift of wisdom. Help me be wise in the way I speak to people. Let my words be driven by Your Holy Spirit and not my own emotions. May I glorify You with my words – in real life and on social media. In Jesus’s Name, Amen.