Lesson 50

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Is what comes out of your mouth worthy of attention? Not if you think they are worthy. Would God consider them worthy? Kind of puts a different spin on it then, doesn’t it? We usually think our words, thoughts, and opinions are so important and that everyone should listen to them. Yet, when I ask if God would think they were, you might hesitate. And you should. Most of the words that come out of our mouths are more of a reflection of our exalted view of ourselves. I know that seems harsh, but in reality so true. Do you really have the answers to everything you answer to? Do you really know the correct things to do in all the situations you give your input? You might think at first that you do, but really think about it.

When you have true wisdom, every word you speak is worthy of complete attention. Not the wisdom that you might get at a university or because you have some degree. I’m talking about the wisdom you get from God just by listening to the wisdom He imparts to you. Proverbs 8:6-9 reveals to us more words that come from Wisdom:

Listen, for I have worthy things to say;
I open my lips to speak what is right.

My mouth speaks what is true,
for my lips detest wickedness.

All the words of my mouth are just;
none of them is crooked or perverse.

To the discerning all of them are right;
they are faultless to those who have knowledge. (NIV)

Wisdom starts out by saying that everything that comes out her mouth is worthy to even say much less to listen to. Nothing that comes out of wisdom is not the right thing to say. Do you have that kind of wisdom? Do others flock to hear your words and respect your comments?

When you speak with wisdom you only speak the truth. You cannot lie. You cannot exaggerate. You cannot tell even little white lies. Your lips cannot have anything but goodness pass between them.

A wise person does not open their mouth to guilt you, to force an outcome, for selfish ends. They are only speak what needs to be spoken when they need to be spoken.

Are your words worthy? Do you think before you speak? Do you know if your words are meant for good or for your own end?