Proverbs 15: King James Bible
Disperse Knowledge – Daily Devotion of Proverbs chapter fifteen, Verse 7
7 The lips of the wise disperse knowledge: but the heart of the foolish doeth not so.
Daily Inspiration from These Verses – Disperse Knowledge
We’ve touched on similar topics concerning the wise and what they decide to do with the wisdom that rests in their hearts. We’ve discussed what they’ll hold in, what they won’t, greatly depending on the situation.
We have also talked about the heart of the foolish, and how unbridled their tongue can be. Not only that, but the foolish is rarely ever found purposefully speaking wisdom, but rather spews out that which is staunch against sound wisdom and Biblical council.
In the verse above, we can gather, that the wise takes care of his words, and decided what is going to be revealed from their hearts. Remember, the Lord said to guard our hearts. Choosing when to speak, and when not to speak, is one method of doing just that.
This is opposed to blabbing out whatever is either on the mind or heart, no matter what it may be. But the wise will never be known for the quantity of words, but the quality of what is spoken, and more importantly, when to use them. This ties to the verse which speaks of how sweet a word in season is.
Do we wait, and decide exactly what it is that we are going to say at any given time? I know that I try to do this, but it’s extremely difficult for me (though I have gotten better as the years have gone by). I find the most difficult part, is staying mindful about the things that are brewing internally, waiting to peculate out of the mouth.
It’s a decision that you need to train yourself to make, because the world at large makes it difficult to keep quiet, when there is so much being thrown at us all the time, that begs our response. But even if we were all to be disciplined about when we should speak, when we shouldn’t, what would come out when we did have something to say?
Would it be something wise or foolish? On top of that, if it were wise, is it wise by the world’s standard, or wise by the Lord’s? This is something that we all need to weigh for ourselves, and pray about. Because when the wise open their mouths, the wisdom of the Lord is what comes out.
And as we’ve read time, and time again… It is his will that we’d be wise by his standard, even if it should make us a fool by the standard of this fallen world. Disperse knowledge, and not folly.
Related New Testament Scripture
Romans 1: King James Bible
28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
Romans 15: King James Bible
14 And I myself also am persuaded of you, my brethren, that ye also are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, able also to admonish one another.
1 Corinthians 1: King James Bible
20 Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?
1 Corinthians 3: King James Bible
19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.
2 Corinthians 4: King James Bible
6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
Thank you for your Word, and for the effect that your Word has on our lives. Thank you for your teaching us,what you will, and what you don’t. Lord, establish in our hearts, that which is necessary, to speak wisely, and to know the proper time to disperse knowledge, so that we do not cast our pearls before swine. Give us an unction by the Holy Ghost, when what we have to say will matter most, and to whom. This we pray in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Have you ever thought that you played your part to disperse knowledge, just to find out later that you were spreading foolishness?