The Right Word at the Right Time
These are also proverbs of Solomon, which the men of Hezekiah king of Judah copied out. It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter. The heaven for height, and the earth for depth, and the heart of kings is unsearchable. Take away the dross from the silver, and there shall come forth a vessel for the finer. Take away the wicked from before the king, and his throne shall be established in righteousness.
Put not forth thyself in the presence of the king, and stand not in the place of great men: For better it is that it be said unto thee, Come up hither; than that thou shouldest be put lower in the presence of the prince whom thine eyes have seen. Go not forth hastily to strive, lest thou know not what to do in the end thereof, when thy neighbour hath put thee to shame. Debate thy cause with thy neighbour himself; and discover not a secret to another:
Lest he that heareth it put thee to shame, and thine infamy turn not away. A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver. As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover upon an obedient ear. As the cold of snow in the time of harvest, so is a faithful messenger to them that send him: for he refresheth the soul of his masters. Whoso boasteth himself of a false gift is like clouds and wind without rain. By long forbearing is a prince persuaded, and a soft tongue breaketh the bone.
A Person Without Self-Control
Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it. Withdraw thy foot from thy neighbour’s house; lest he be weary of thee, and so hate thee. A man that beareth false witness against his neighbour is a maul, and a sword, and a sharp arrow. Confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble is like a broken tooth, and a foot out of joint. As he that taketh away a garment in cold weather, and as vinegar upon nitre, so is he that singeth songs to an heavy heart.
If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink: For thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head, and the Lord shall reward thee. The north wind driveth away rain: so doth an angry countenance a backbiting tongue. It is better to dwell in the corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman and in a wide house. As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country.
A righteous man falling down before the wicked is as a troubled fountain, and a corrupt spring. It is not good to eat much honey: so for men to search their own glory is not glory. He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.
Solomon encourages people to be wise in all that they do; their conversation should be of
one that they are careful with. One must be very careful with the use of the tongue as once you say something you must be aware that if it is hurtful you can’t take it back so be careful with your words. Remember that what you say may hurt more than your actions. Be honest in all that you do as GOD pays close attention to that, you can not think that you can get away with any thing that is not of GOD. He sees it all.
We have to seek honor in our life. Don’t try to accomplish the work of GOD by openly trying to tell or show what you are doing. If you do it quietly and faithful, GOD will reward you and the attention for what you are doing or done will come your way. Trust in GOD and let him guide you with opening your heart to trusting the right people in every area of your life.
If you have made a promise to work in ministry make sure you are faithful. Pray on those things that are evil and that hurt you. Don’t compromise your standards for what’s wrong or right with that of being wicked. Life is to short to do things that are wrong, you should want to have a life that will give it all to you and that is pleasing to GOD. If you have issues doing that just spend time with him asking him to guide you in the way you should go to have all that is of him.
Practice self-control, you don’t want a life that is out of control as it gives the enemy power. This proverb talks about the caring tongue, the conniving tongue, and the careless tongue, which one are you?
Remember to seek GOD, pray, read, pray again, and meditate on his word daily. One of thing I want to tell you is to make sure that you do what is right. If you think it will be hard for you, get an accountability partner to help you with your quest for godliness. GOD Bless You Much Love