“Even before there is a word on my tongue,
Behold, O LORD, You know it all.” – Psalm 139:4 (NASB)
King David had superlative understanding of God’s awesome attention to our details. The first verses of Psalm 139 cover how intimately God attends to His own. More than a hint of knowing…God knows the details down to the smallest insignificant bit of our activity. Now, it is likely that many of us live without paying much heed to God’s involvement in our day-to-day. But when a crisis erupts, so do we with prayers begging for God’s attention. We respond as if before we pray, God is elsewhere attending to more important things. But God is Supreme and that means there is no limit to the attention he gives each of us. Here is today’s promise: God know every word that we will utter even before it forms in our brain, before our breath rushes past our voice box, before our tongue, teeth and lips can form the word. Before any thought takes shape to the point it can be cast into the appropriate word, God knows what it is going to be. Even before…God knows every word so He knows every thought that passes through our head and comes out our mouth. Friends, this is God’s superlative knowledge.
“Wisdom rests in the heart of one who has understanding, but in the hearts of fools it is made known.” – Proverbs 14:33 (NASB)
“The tongue of the wise makes knowledge acceptable, but the mouth of fools spouts folly. ” – Proverbs 15:2 (NASB)
The lessons we learn from Proverbs are found more than once. Today we look at two verses that teach us the same truth. Those with understanding hold on carefully to the wisdom they learn. Often does the wise man show the blessing of wisdom on the lips. Here we trace it to its home. It flows from the head, and rests in the heart. But there is another fountain always bubbling up. The fool’s multitude of words, selfish indulgence, uncontrolled passions, make manifest what is in the midst of him. In our second verse from Proverbs chapter 15, We see the he wise commands and has control of his tongue. The fool does not for his tongue commands him. Those without wisdom may have a mass of knowledge in their possession. But lacking the inner sense to know how to use it, its knowledge runs to waste. Wisdom is proved, not by the considerable possession of knowledge, but by its right application. Let’s be careful with what we say, making sure we say it with the help of God’s Spirit and with love and kindness.
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