Wednesday, April 4, 2012

The Wisdom of Words

Why do people always think they're being so wise when they say things like "God may not provide for you the way you want Him to."  Or "He may not answer your prayers the way you're hoping He will."

For the record, you're not being wise.  You're being cryptic.  And those are two different things entirely.

James says, "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" (3:17).

Maybe the best wisdom is a word "fitly spoken" instead of one that attempts to show wisdom that isn't necessarily true or beneficial (Prov. 25:11).

3 comments:

Mindee@ourfrontdoor said...

Writer's block happens to all of us. Maybe one of those blog projects like the A to Z challenge or Wednesday Hodgepodge would get your creative juices flowing again.

Sheena said...

People talk too much. If they don't know what to say, they should just be quiet!

Jenny said...

I agree with Sheena. People love to hear themselves talk.
How God answers prayers is between the individual heart and God ~ no one but Him knows His thoughts on how to best answer a person's prayer.