WAIT FOR IT ! (2)
*WISDOM FOR TODAY!*
*WAIT FOR IT! (2)*
(A Sequel to Friday 7, 2023)
Eccl 10:11 *Surely, the serpent will bite without enchantment; and a babbler is no better.*
*Insight and Highlight.*
Solomon uses this word of wisdom to warn us against being too late so that we be prompt to leading, warnings, and waiting for the right moment to do things right
Solomon's choice of words in this word of wisdom, namely the use of the 'serpent and enchantment', should not discourage us from seeing the wisdom behind the proverb.
The truth of the use of the serpent and the enchantment is seen today in major street side attractions for money making, wizardry, etc.
The lesson Solomon wants us to learn here is that no one should take any step until so directed.
In other words, the serpent bites, but it must not do so until the charmer or enchanter tells it to do so.
The serpent must wait for the right moment.
One may want to ask what the right time is.
The fundamental and foundational way to illustrate what the right time is is best explained in Gal 5:16 *This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.*
Only through the Spirit can we know the right moments in life.
We can, however, make life examples as follows.
First, the right time may best be described as a time when you know walking away at the time of provocation may be best for you.
Life has many complications, and unless the Spirit leads you, you may think you are doing some things right, though they may be wrong, Prov 14:12.
Second, there are times when silence is golden (Prov 17:28), and there are times silence is not.
There are times confrontations may help communications, and there are times they totally destroy communication, Acts 22:25-30, Matt 16:21-23, 27:40
Always wait for the right time or, better still, God's time.
Wait for it!
The right moment presents itself to Paul. He seized it and was set free!
*Call to Word action.*
Acts 22: 25-26, 29 *And as they bound him with thongs, Paul said unto the centurion that stood by, Is it lawful for you to scourge a man that is a Roman, and uncondemned?*
*When the centurion heard that, he went and told the chief captain, saying, Take heed what thou doest: for this man is a Roman.*
*Then straightway they departed from him which should have examined him: and the chief captain also was afraid, after he knew that he was a Roman, and because he had bound him.*
*The Christian clarion duty.*
Solomon's proverb shows the necessity of seizing the right opportunity. *"Surely, the serpent will bite without enchantment..."*
If, however, it waited, it would not bite
Wait for the instructions or the right moment!
Lord, help me to be patient. Do not let me hurry before directions and instructions. Let me obey as guided in Jesus name.
Good morning, and have a blessed day today.
God bless you.