Wednesday, June 18, 2008
This Week's Lesson
I'm making up for my late posting of last week's lesson with an early posting of this week's. So there. We're going to be talking this week about Biblical reasons to keep our mouths shut. If I was going to title the lesson, I don't know if I'd call it "Shutting Up for the Kingdom," or "How God Gets Glory from Our Closed Mouths." Both seem appropriate for the subject matter.
We're going to be looking at a number of verses of scripture, but our main text will be Proverbs 17:27,28:
"Whoever restrains his words has knowledge, and he who has a cool spirit is full of understanding. Even a fool who keeps silent is considered wise; when he closes his lips, he is deemed intelligent." (ESV)
Ecclesiastes says there is a time for everything under the sun, "a time to keep silence, and a time to speak." Good, Godly wisdom knows when the right time for both of those is. I hope you'll meditate and study these verses in Proverbs this week.
Oh, and I'm not trying to tell anyone anything with that picture. I just thought it might get your attention.
Edit to add - I just thought of another possible title. "Shut Up, Shut Up For Jesus."