Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Wisdom holds her tongue

Morning: Psalm 38; I Kings 9:24-10:13; James 3:1-12
Evening: Psalm 119:25-48; Mark 15:1-11

James says, “Not many of you should become teachers,” and then speaks about all the evils ignited by the tongue.  Better for me, then, to adopt the stance of a learner. I learn a lot from Jesus, who responds to his accusers with just three words, and then is silent. James teaches using words – which is odd, given what he says about the tongue. Jesus embodies his teaching in silence … Wisdom holds her tongue.  Maybe I’ve said too much?

Graham

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