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Proverbs 15:2 The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.

Do not blurt out everything that comes to your mind; speak wisdom. After helping to protect the sheep of Nabal, who was a very wealthy man, David sent messengers to him in 1 Samuel 25, speaking well to him and asking him to send whatever food he could send. However, Nabal showed no regard for David and his men and he sent them away with nothing. In response, David had prepared 400 of his men to go down and kill all that was of the house of Nabal because he spoke foolishly. His wife, Abigail, who the scripture said was a woman of understanding , was told of the situation by a servant and instantly prepared much food and took it down to David while he was already on his way to destroy her household. She met him, showed him honour and respect and gave him the food. Her wise words and action undid the folly spoken by her husband and kept her from destruction.

The application of wisdom is really about knowing what to say and do in any moment. Saying and doing the wrong thing could kill your dream and aspirations, as would have been the case for Nabal had it not been for the intervention of his wife.  The accumulation of knowledge is good, but it takes understanding to use the knowledge correctly. That was one difference between Nabal and his wife.

Life Application: Practice making a list of all options that you have before you before making a decision as to what to do and say.

Prayer: Lord, give me your wisdom in all situation. In Jesus name, amen.

Stacyan Rowe

I am an avid reader who enjoys exploring the world through words. I am a Christian, wife and mother to two amazing boys. I am an English teacher at the secondary level. I love writing and having meaningful discussions.

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