An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Later

(Pro 20:3 KJV)  It is an honour for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling.

We know that having conversations and communicating are important.  Jesus dialogued with the Pharisees and Paul held meetings on Mars Hill.  It is hard to share your faith without getting face to face with others.  There is also a point where wisdom says, “Enough”.  It may be that you can change the subject.  You can excuse yourself.  It is possible that you can only turn your back and walk away.  That is what is going on here.

We need to be sensitive to when people stop listening.  Yes, I know that some people never listen but there are those cases where you cross a line and you can see the veil descend over their eyes.  Part of wisdom is deciding to wait for a better time.

So?  Don’t forget that conviction comes through the Holy Spirit, not our clever arguments.  When people are ready it will be obvious.  Patience.