Monday, 19 June 2017

Quiet words of wisdom

The words of wise men are heard in quiet more than the cry of him that ruleth among fools. - Ecclesiastes 9:17

I realise that Ecclesiastes 9 comes before Ecclesiastes 12, but I was looking back and spotted a couple of things from last week, that just need to be talked about.

For one thing, I can’t imagine more needed words in today’s climate than ‘the words of wise men are heard in quiet.’ ’

We live in a day of great loudness. Everyone has an opinion, which is fine, but it seems like a lot of folks think that their opinion must be heard and that if no one will listen the best thing to do is to just say it more loudly. The quiet voice that tries to speak out is far too often shouted into silence.

Any fool can shout with a loud voice.

But still, there are those quiet words being spoken in the midst of all the shouting. Those wise words are being said, and all we have to do is to listen.

But there is something even more important that we can do – we can strive to be that quiet voice of wisdom in this world of screaming.

Lord, help me to be one that has that has that quiet voice of wisdom.

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