Book: Proverbs 26
“A proverb in the mouth of a fool is as useless as a paralyzed leg.”
Have you ever been in a group discussion with everyone sharing their opinion while one person is quietly listening but not saying anything? Then someone notices and on behalf of the group invites the person who has not yet spoken to share their wisdom. It is incredible to see how all of a sudden the group is quiet and are intently listening to each word that is spoken. Why, because the person speaks with wisdom.
I think of Warren Buffet, the great investor and Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway. Each year investors and money managers are eager to hear what wisdom he has to share at the Annual Meeting. You are only let into the meeting if you are a shareholder. (Price of a share is over $200,000 US).
Why is that some people can speak and people will eagerly listen while others speak and they do not get a response? People will listen to someone who has proven they are wise. Even if a wise person and a fool speaks the same wisdom, “A proverb quoted by fools is limp as a wet noodle. (MSG).”
In our lives, it is not just good enough to know wisdom and be able to speak wisdom, we also need to have wisdom lived out in our lives. To ignore wisdom in our lives is to act as a fool. This is not helpful to us nor those we work with. Ask the Lord if there is anything in your life where His wisdom has not been implemented. Then ask Him to help you live day by day, situation by situation, with Him and His wisdom.