My mouth will speak wisdom, and the meditation of my heart will be understanding (Psalm 49:3)
It is important to speak with wisdom. Just because it is truth, it does not mean you open your mouth and let it out. “But Mary treasured all these things, pondering them in her heart” Luke 2:19. Sometimes God shows it to you so that you ponder about it in your heart. Sometimes He shows it to so you know how to pray. Sometimes He shows it to you just because you need to know. Sometimes He shows it to you because you are His friend...
So you shall open your mouth in wisdom. Wisdom speaks the truth. Before speaking however, wisdom weighs; wisdom think about it and discern the right word to use and the right way to say. At the same time, wisdom weighs and make sure to speak at the right time and at the right people. Wisdom does not share adult conversation when kids are in the room. Wisdom does not share in the presence of fools. Wisdom does not share God’s secrets in the presence of those who have no understanding. Wisdom weighs and considers the level of spiritual maturity for each person before sharing. Wisdom meet everyone at the level where they are at. Wisdom think twice before she opens her mouth.
Will this give glory to God? Will this help those who hear? Will this build them up in their faith? Will this bring them closer to the Lord? To the hearer, will this bring forth the fruit of the spirit? Will this spread love, joy and peace? “Let no unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building up the one in need and bringing grace to those who listen.” Ephesians 4:29
Look at Jesus and His ministry. When Jesus came, He did not introduce Himself right away as the Messiah. Even though He was the son of God, the only Messiah of mankind, Jesus did not prematurely tell the world who He was, He did not tell people at first, “Look, I am the Messiah you have been waiting for.” In the beginning of His ministry, He did not share plainly with everyone regarding who He was. After healing the leper, Jesus said, “See that you don’t tell anyone. But go, show yourself to the priest and offer the gift prescribed by Moses, as a testimony to them” Matthew 8:4. There are several reasons He did this among others, He wanted His deeds to speak to people. He wanted to lay a foundation teaching at first and He did not want people to come to Him because of miracles but because of love and because of who He was. Jesus did not wear a Messiah name tag. He did not want publicity nor do anything that would cause His death to come prematurely. Though Jesus could do great miracles and great wonders, He did not just show up and start preaching, moving in miracles signs and wonders, but He submitted to the laws of nature and waited. He was baptized by John to fulfill all righteousness. When His mother told Him that the wine run out, His response was “My hour has not yet come.” John 2:4
Jesus revealed Himself to the lowly, the despised and to the rejected. Before His trial, the few occasions when Jesus revealed Himself plainly to someone is to the Samaritan woman. He said, “I who speak to you am He [The Messiah]”. This could be that the term did not have the political overtones in Samaria that it had in Judea. See also John 8:24, 58; 9:37 and 13:19. But at the right time and the right people, Jesus revealed Himself to all.
Wisdom knows what to say to each individual based on their level of understanding, faith and spiritual maturity. Wisdom does not volunteer information and she does not share too much information. According to Ecclesiastes 3, to everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven. There is a time to be silent and a time to speak.
There is a language and information to share when they are children, when they are adults, when they are believers and non-believers. It is to have discernment on what to share to each individual / group. It is to have discernment on when to share it also. Wisdom will guide you to know what to share with everyone at their level. Yield to Wisdom and today, pray for God to give you wisdom. But before you pray for God to give you wisdom, pray first that you have the fear of the Lord for “the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom” (Psalm 111:10).