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  • Pastor Mary Jean Pidgeon


One day one of my sons was very upset about something. I immediately started to spout a great pearl of wisdom that would solve his dilemma; but when he saw me open my mouth, he stopped me before I could say a word.

“I don’t want to know what is the wise thing to do right now!” He snapped.

He just wanted to be mad for a while. Although I hated to see him go through his painful ordeal and just knew I had the answer he needed, I honored his wishes and “closed my mouth”. I could remember times when I had said the same thing to God. I was mad and didn’t want to know “the wise thing to do” just yet. I’m so glad God is so wise and gives us our space when we need it. He patiently waits until we are ready to “hear again”, what His Word says.

“Wise men store up, hide by covering over, knowledge, but with the mouth of the foolish ruin is at hand” Proverbs 10:4.

We don’t have to tell everything we know. Timing can make the difference between wisdom and folly.

Meditation Scripture: Proverbs 10:4, 25:11, and 15:23

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