The Spiritually Mature Can Hold Their Peace

Learn to hold your peace and inherit the earth.

God honors those who can hold their peace.

Have you ever heard anyone say, Hold your peace? It means to hold back from losing your temper.  When you lose your temper, you lose your peace. He who is devoid of wisdom despises his neighbor, but a man of understanding holds his peace. (Prv 11:12)

It’s a sign of maturity when you don’t have to say what you think all the time. Even a fool is counted wise when he holds his peace. When he shuts his lips, he is considered. perceptive. (Prv 17:28) Says a lot doesn’t it?

The meek shall inherit the earth and live in the abundance of peace. (Ps 37:11) I have to think that it is a characteristic of a meek person to hold his tongue, regardless of being right. I think there is a lot to learn from a meek person.

If if it is not natural to hold your tongue when you have a point to win, then it will take the Spirit of God within you to change your ways. God holds a very high value to anyone who can hold their peace. If you need help, ask Him for it. If you need to be more meek, ask Him. I will. I’d like to be with the ones who inherit the earth.

Another post on spiritual maturity: The Smart Ones Know How To Be Corrected

 

Read the first chapter of my book Crucible Heart

 

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