Today, we’re sharing nuggets of wisdom on being saved and single. While you wait for God to connect you with your soul mate, it’s of the utmost importance that you appreciate your season of singleness.
So many single people are on the dating scene, oftentimes putting themselves in compromising positions. But it is possible to live a saved and single life, one of true joy and integrity.
Proverbs 4:7 says, “Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.”
Did you get that? Wisdom is “the principal thing.” In other words, wisdom is the “chief thing,” the “main ingredient,” the “most essential, integral” element in being an accurate reflection of who God is and how He operates.
And, in getting wisdom from the Lord, add to that “understanding.” The wisdom and understanding of God cause the saint who is yielded completely to the Spirit of the Lord to “see” things or “understand” and “discern” things about other people that they can’t even see in themselves.
When one walks in wisdom, he is ultra-sensitive to the voice of the Lord. His sense of discernment is magnified. And one of the greatest, if not the greatest, attributes of someone who walks in the wisdom of the Lord is that person’s uncommon understanding of another word — the word profound. Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary defines “profound” as having intellectual depth or insight.
Many people, when they think of the word “profound,” they associate it with comments from someone they deem to be “wise.” So, when that person makes certain statements, the tendency of others is to respond in awe with comments such as: “Man!!! That’s profound!!!” “Wow, he’s deep!!!” “I’ve never heard it spoken like that before!!!” “That man (or lady) has great wisdom!!! He’s (or she’s) ‘profound!!!’ ”
The interesting thing is that there has been far too much emphasis on the words “wisdom” and “profound” as they relate to a person’s ability to “speak” or put great-sounding words together. While one’s ability to speak in wisdom is, indeed, noteworthy, it is just as important, no — more important to demonstrate true, unadulterated wisdom, the wisdom from above, through being quiet and listening.
The most “profound” demonstration of great wisdom lies in one’s ability to sit back and listen or to sit back and be quiet. In essence, being a great, impressive orator or wordsmith or judge of character requires listening, and then relying on the Holy Spirit to help in “processing” what is heard.
Scriptures tell us in James 1:19,20, “Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.”
So, we should be faster on the draw to “hear” than we are to “speak” or “tell somebody off” that we may have an “issue” with. According to scripture, a profound mouth with shallow ears doesn’t reflect the righteousness of God. But it is an accurate display of folly or foolishness.
Proverbs 15:1, “A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.”
2 The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.
3 The eyes of the Lord are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.
4 A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit.
7 The lips of the wise disperse knowledge: but the heart of the foolish doeth not so.
14 The heart of him that hath understanding seeketh knowledge: but the mouth of fools feedeth on foolishness.
18 A wrathful man stirreth up strife: but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife.
Proverbs 14:1, “Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.” In other words, the “wise” woman knows when to speak up and when to be silent. The foolish, on the contrary, will speak her mind at a time when she should be quiet.
In fact, wisdom in a man or a woman will dictate when to speak up and when to be silent; what to say and what not to say; how to say something and how not to say it. It’s all wisdom, which amounts to maturing you into a better you, and at the same time, edifying your brethren in the spirit of meekness.