(Proverbs 15:23 KJV) A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good is it!
There is a second quality in learning and growing. We need a "word in due season" (“timely” (6256) “word” (1697) NASB). When I first read this I saw myself as the one giving the wisdom. As I read it again I begin to realize that maybe I am the one who is receiving. We are reminded to listen to those around us worth listening to.
Sometimes we are prodded by something in a sermon. Sometimes the Holy Spirit speaks to us through a conversation we are eavesdropping on. Sometimes we may have asked a good question and actually paid attention to the answer. If our hearts are hungry, God will supply us with what we need.
So? Listen. Expect. Be alert. The answers are out there. Make sure that they don’t need to be repeated or you might miss the high tide.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
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