Proverbs 10:21&23 NIVUK
21 The lips of the righteous nourish many,
but fools die for lack of sense…
23 A fool finds pleasure in wicked schemes,
but a person of understanding delights in wisdom.
We are made to reflect God who spoke the universe into being …let there be… With our words, we are called to speak life into those around us, not literally bringing them to life of course, but through building them up with words of comfort, encouragement and, yes, sometimes challenge. We are also called to listen to words of life, to delight in wisdom, the words of life that others speak. This includes knowledge, but is more than dry facts – wisdom is the understanding of living life well. This may include listening to Scripture, engaging with Sunday’s sermons and the midweek Bible study, but it also includes listening to and sharing our own experiences and understandings of our Father and his ways, weighing them up and coming to a deeper understanding.
Lord, may I employ my mouth and ears for you today!