Use Wisdom

Wisdom

Ecc 9:18 – Wisdom is better than weapons of war.

Solomon was a wise man. This statement definitely holds true still today.

We see weapons deployed without wisdom all over the place.

The problem with that is, once we use our weapons there is no going back. Things are done that can’t later be undone.

Some of us do things in our anger or fear that we later regret. I’m certainly guilty of this as much as anyone.

This scripture says the use of wisdom is better.

So, let’s use wisdom before weapons.

One of the most lethal weapons we have are our mouths and I see people wield this weapon all the time with complete disregard for others or for the consequences. Let’s not forget to mention the guns and assault rifles that are being fired on the streets every day.

Let’s not forget to mention the guns and assault rifles that are being used on the streets every day.

As believers, our weapons should be different.  Our warfare should look different.

2 Corinthians 10:4 – For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds.

Worldly, weapons are defensive tools that can cause injury to others. Before we draw these on weapons, let’s use wisdom and pull out the defensive tools God has given us.

Stop for a minute.  

Think.

Talk.

Pray.

Be Patient.

Be humble.

Love others!

Father help me to draw from my spiritual arsenal instead of my worldly arsenal in times of need. Before I draw my weapon, help me to take a moment consult with You first in prayer, in your word, or by just calming my anger.  Let Your Spirit rest, rule, and abide in me! Let the fruit of Your Spirit be evident in my life. Amen.

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