Strength and Wisdom

Strength is not always strength.

The ones that are strong, they are not always the strong ones.

The ones that should be wise, they are not always the wise one.

Strength and Wisdom, they don’t always come from the ones that it looks like they should.

They can, and will, come from very surprising places.

Listen to the text read today from Ecclesiastes 9:15-17

But there was found in it a poor, wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered the city. Yet no one remembered that poor man. But I say that wisdom is better than might, though the poor man’s wisdom is despised and his words are not heard. The words of the wise heard in quiet are better than the shouting of a ruler among fools.

In this, the hero of the passage is not the invading king or army, but it is a poor wise man, who in his wisdom saved the town.

I think today, this passage can share a couple of things with us. First, don’t be so sure that you know today how and where God will speak to you. In this passage, who would long to hear from a poor man. What wisdom could he have?

In turn, this man as able to impart the wisdom that saved the town.

Today, listen to everyone. Don’t over look anyone. Don’t think that anyone is unimportant.

Because you never know who God may choose to speak to you through.

Second, today, you may not feel like you have much to contribute or much to say. You may feel like you aren’t strong or wise.

And that’s the very best place to be to find strength and wisdom. Strength and wisdom don’t come from ourselves, but come from God.

Today, you can do it. You can be strong and wise. You can speak in amazing ways. You can do amazing things.

Today, you can do it. No through your own power and might. But through God’s.

Today, look for God to speak to you in ways you’d never expect. And know that today, if you will let Him, He will use you in ways you’d never expect!

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