Proverbs 15

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Indeed the Book of Proverbs is a book of wisdom.

Wisdom is more than knowledge, for knowledge only knows the matters, whereas wisdom is

knowing and responding to the matters in the appropriate ways.

In today’s chapter, the author deals with a number of things but a lot more on how we should

respond to corrections and also the need to watch over our tongue.

So allow me to share on these 2 points.

Bible Passage: Proverbs 15

Instructions/Corrections

(v.5, 10, 12, 31, 32, 33)

Never despise an admonishment or reproof from an elderly, especially from a father, because usually

experience comes with age.

As the Chinese old folks always say to the young ones, “the amount of salt that I have consumed is

more than the rice you have eaten” in fact sounds reasonable.

So it is wise to go to the older folks to seek advices when we meet with difficult decisions.

For matters like our bad behaviors, choosing the wrong career, buying some expensive luxurious

things, there may be chances for us to learn and not to repeat the mistakes that we had done, but how

about matters that concerns our souls, our salvation?

And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment

Hebrews 9:27

“Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads

to destruction, and there are many who go in by it.

Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are

few who find it.

Matthew 7: 13 – 14

We only live once and we have to be wise in matters concerning our souls. We need to cultivate

a teachable heart to learn the right things in life, and most importantly the things that concern our

salvation and our relationship with our God.

We need to constantly have the fear of the Lord in our hearts in order to be considered wise in the

eyes of God.

Getting instructions, and abiding by His instructions can truly bring benefits to us and to have eternal

life; for His command is everlasting life. (John 12: 50)

Our Tongue/Our Speech

(v.1, 2, 4, 7, 23, 28)

When we open our mouth to speak, people will know whether are we foolish or wise.

In times when we are in a heated discussion or debate on some matters, one party may be angered

due to the selection of words.

Many a times we hold on to the attitude that we must always win in all debates or disputes, because

we are always right; this is none other than our human pride at work.

But if we are conscious about our mentality, which can only be possible if we constantly reflect on

ourselves and meditating on the Word of God, we can be humble in our dialogues with the people

around us.

The words that we select would be silky smooth and soft that would calm the heart of the listeners.

Indeed the words that are spoken with wisdom are like fruitful trees that feed many, and the listeners

can also benefit from the knowledge that is being dispersed by you.

Silence is golden, but not always. This is because sometimes people need words of comfort or words

of encouragement; sometimes even words of rebuke are necessary from us. So if we were able to

speak apt words on the appropriate situation, it would be simply “GOOD”.

Therefore we have to make good use of the brain that God has created and given to us to ponder and

study the situations we may be in, before we open our mouth to speak.

In the multitude of words sin is not lacking,

But he who restrains his lips is wise.

Proverbs 10: 19

So let us keep the words of God in our hearts and let His wisdom restrain us from speaking

foolishness, instead let our words be seasoned with God’s wisdom so that our listeners can be

benefited and thus glorify God.

Shalom

 

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3 comments on “Proverbs 15
  1. In Jesus Name I testify
    Ihave been encouraged with the teachings from the book of Proverbs. And we now fully understand that the of proverbs is all about Wisdom. These things I did not know them the time time I was in United Pentecostal Church. I’m totally convinced that in True Jesus Church, there is the Spirit and truth. I’m fully believed that this is the only True Church. thank God that I ‘m True Jesus Church in Zambia

    • Hallelujah! Very happy to hear from a brother from Zambia reading our Bible Reading Blog in Singapore. May the Lord Jesus continue to lead and guide us in His Wisdom.

  2. Really happy to “meet” our brother in Christ from Zambia in this blog… a pleasant surprise indeed. Praise the Lord!
    Truly all His children will listen and heed the voice of wisdom from our Good Shepherd, Lord Jesus.

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