“An Uncommon Woman in Uncommon Times” – The Proverbs 31 Woman – Ladies Bible Study Day 17
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26. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful
instruction is on her tongue.
Where does wisdom come from? From God and the life experiences that He allows us to go through. Through careful consideration of the situations that surround us. Letting ourselves learn from both good and bad circumstances. Learning not to repeat destructive behaviors.
What is definition of insanity? Doing the same exact thing over and over again and expecting a different outcome! Hummmph....
As we learn and gain wisdom, we then learn to speak from that wisdom the things that we know to be true. We are to speak faithfully of our God and for our God. Be ready to give that faithful instruction that we have been given.
Proverbs 2:6-8 says: “For the Lord gives wisdom, and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. He holds victory in store for the upright, He is a shield to those whose walk is blameless, for He guards the course of the just and protects the way of His faithful ones.
Read Proverbs 2:9-11 and fill in the blanks: “Then you will _______________ what is right and just and fair --- every _________ path. For ___________ will enter your __________, and knowledge will be _____________ to your soul. ________________ will protect you, and understanding will __________ you.”
As in our actions, our words are not to be used rashly, but to be considered carefully. Gossip is never to leave our mouths. Words that destroy character are to be far from us and we are not to take heed of them. There is nothing that seems to tear a family or a church down faster than unwise gossip and idle talk. The work place can be even more dangerous, ripping and tearing, feeding off of the intended or unintended victim. We are to walk away no matter the consequences. Never allow ourselves to be taken to the lowest level. Women of God are clothed in strength and dignity because we know that discretion will protect us and understanding will guard us.
I remember meeting a young Christian woman once, many years ago, who told the story of her workplace where the women were malicious gossips. They tried many times to drag her into their conversations, but she refused, after a bit, the women left her alone and even quit speaking their trash talk around her. Her speech was always positive and faithful. She continued to show the face of Christ with wisdom which drove the evil from her.
What a testimony!
Personal Question: How is my speech filled with wisdom so that only faithful instruction issues from my heart and mouth? _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________