(Prov 25:11 CEV) The right word at the right time is like precious gold set in silver.
This morning we continue our series, “Unlocking the Power of Proverbs – Walking in the Wisdom of God.” If anyone was qualified to discuss sharing the right word at the right time it was Solomon. Giving pertinent word at just the right time requires wisdom and when it comes to wisdom, Solomon was second-to-none. The Bible says, “God gave Solomon wisdom and very great insight, and a breadth of understanding as measureless as the sand on the seashore. Solomon’s wisdom was greater than the wisdom of all the men of the East, and greater than all the wisdom of Egypt. He was wiser than any other man… He spoke 3000 proverbs and his songs numbered 1005… Men of all nations came to listen to Solomon’s wisdom, sent by all the kings of the world, who had heard of his wisdom” (1 Kings 4:29-34).
Solomon is an extraordinary Biblical character. The passage I just shared with you states that Solomon’s God-given wisdom was literally measureless. Think about that for a moment. This is not a mythical character. I am talking about a real human being, who lived in the earth, with measureless understanding. And this was not something he learned in school. This was not something Solomon received by accumulating information through institutions of higher learning. No, he received the wisdom of God by revelation; as if the Father downloaded it directly from the supernatural into Solomon’s soul. No question, we are fortunate that many of his sayings are documented for us to learn and live by. The passage explains how kings from all over the world sent representatives to learn from Solomon, so that they could apply his principles and precepts in their respective kingdoms. When the representatives arrived and explained the particulars of the situations their kingdoms were facing to Solomon, he always seemed to have the knack of saying just the right word, at the right time, in the right way; enabling the seeker of wisdom to leave fully satisfied and better equipped to handle the challenges set before them.
The good news is that the wisdom Solomon operated in is available to us. Now, we may not receive all that He received from the Lord, but we can definitely receive divine insight supernaturally and what we receive can not only be a blessing to us, but God can use it to be a blessing to others. The more we develop in the Word of God, in hearing God’s voice, and in being led of His Spirit, the more wisdom we will operate in and the more sought out we will be for advice and divine counsel.
So what does this mean to you today? A few things:
1. The more you grow in Christ and in His Word the more developed you will be to operate in divine insight and understanding.
2. The more you develop divine insight and understanding, the more you will be able to apply it to your life and once it starts producing fruit for you, you will be sought out by others.
3. When you have a pertinent word (seasoned with grace) and you are able to deliver it to the right person (as you are led of God), at the right time, in the right way (so that it can be well received), the results can be powerful.
Said another way: A divinely inspired, well-expressed, and timely delivered word can change a hopeless situation around! So ask God to develop you into the person who can share this type of word with others.
Closing Confession: Father, I thank You for developing me in Your wisdom and revelation. I declare, by faith, that Your supernatural wisdom flows in my life daily. I am divinely equipped to discern the right answer to difficult challenges and to then express that answer, at the right time, in the right way, so that it can produce maximum results. As I develop in Your wisdom and I share it with others, I will build a reputation that causes me to be highly sought after for counsel and divine insight. And as You send people to me, I will share what You give me to share and I will always deflect the glory back to You! I declare this by faith. In Jesus’ name. Amen!
This is Today’s Word! Apply it and Prosper!