Food for ThoughtLuke 21:15 Wisdom
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Luke 21:15  New International Version

15. For I will give you words and wisdom that none of your adversaries will be able to resist or contradict.

When we come upon situations that are difficult and confrontational, they are opportunities that challenge us into learning to respond well.

Relying on our own human wisdom, leaves us without the adequate verbal response needed in any given situation. Spoken words that have been released by God can touch the heart of the matter and change the whole dynamic of the encounter.  Sometimes we remain silent when we should have spoken and we speak when we should have kept our mouths closed.

In His responses to the pharisees Jesus spoke with authority in truth as He denied their accusations.  Each time there was an assault on His character or questioning or His claims of being the Son of God, Jesus countered them with truth and wisdom, always depending on God for the words He needed to speak.   When Jesus was brought before Pontius Pilate, He did not shape His words to the ruler. He instead, spoke only what was necessary according to the Father.

John 12:49 New King James Version    

29. For I have not spoken on My own authority; but the Father who sent Me gave Me a command, what I should say and what I should speak.

The wisdom that comes from God always hits its intended target.  He knew the value of a quiet heart in order to hear the voice of His Father and He was a man who had self control over His mouth.  He practiced the presence of God and was in continuous fellowship with the Father. He relied upon God for every word He uttered and spoke with bold confidence.        

As Christians,  Arguing only creates walls.  Words that come from our opinions or experience usually fall short since not everyone experiences the same thing even in the same situation which would make our words seem powerless.  But when we listen to the Holy Spirit and let Him speak through us, what we say becomes invaluable to the listener, since it would address what was necessary instead of what was presented.    

God makes a promise that He is ready and willing to give us His words and wisdom that are carefully crafted for the specific moment we need them.  When we strive to know what to say, it can become burdensome, but as we lean into God We no longer have to take issue with what needs to be said. The words that come from the Lord will be the arrow shot into a bullseye because it goes out with power and truth.

Challenge:  God waits for us to allow Him to fill us with His words in each moment.

God bless

Marni

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