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Right words...right time...
Written By Steven Arterburn
"Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser; teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning." -Proverbs 9:9
I love wisdom. I love when people have the right thing to say at the right time. Here's an example:
A teenager once said, "Dad, now that I'm 16, I'd like to own an automobile and so maybe you can get that for me."
"Well," said the dad, "if you can make straight A's and then cut your hair, I think you'd be ready for a car."
The boy came back nine weeks later with a straight-A report card, and he said, "Dad, I'm ready for my car."
The father responded, saying, "Yes, but your hair still is atrocious, and I'm not going to get you a car until you cut your hair."
"Dad," said the boy, "I can't believe you make such a big deal about my long hair. Even Jesus had long hair."
"Yes," said the dad, "and He walked everywhere He went."
What a wise response! Yes, we all need wisdom.
Prayer: Dear Lord, thank you that, by following you, through your word and your will, I will gain wisdom and strength to live life abundantly in each new day. Amen.
Reflection: Has anyone called you wise? What had you done to cause others to perceive you in this way?
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"Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser; teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning."