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Word to the Wise: June 25

by Zach Hubbard, Outreach Associate

“The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouths of fools poor out folly.” - Proverbs 15:2

I love my grandparents so much. For as long as I could remember, they have always wanted to be a part of my life and support me in everything that I do. I love spending time with my grandparents, not just for my grandmother's amazing cooking or my grandpa's hilarious stories about the good ol’ days, but because of the wide plethora of experience that both of them possess. Whatever situation I have been in at any point in my life, they always have had similar experiences in their life, and they are able to help through any issue that I may have without even realizing that they are doing so. There is no denying that my grandparents are wise.

All throughout the book of Proverbs we see this ongoing battle between wisdom and folly. The author of Proverbs tells us that we should gain wisdom and knowledge at all costs. Proverbs 15:2 tells us that listening to the wise voices in our lives is a source of this so important wisdom.

We all have people in our lives who love us and care for us enough to pour into us. Whether that be a grandparent, parent, pastor, mentor, or friend the wise voices in our life is a source of wisdom and knowledge for our personal well-being. In a world with so many voices and opinions everywhere we look, we must make sure we are doing everything we can to listen to the wise voices in our lives rather than the foolish voices of this world. Wisdom is not something that comes to us quickly but something that we gain and work for overtime, surrounding ourselves with wise voices is something that will bless us more than we know.

Questions for Reflection
1. Who in your life do you consider to be a wise voice?
2. How have wise voices helped you gain wisdom in the past?

3. How have foolish voices affected you?

4. How can wise voices make us more like Christ?

Father, in a world where everyone has a voice, point us to the voices that are wise. Father, give us wisdom and surround us with those who are wise so that we may gain wisdom and together we can continue to work every day to be more like your son Jesus. It's in the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.