Soberness in Silence 

“And there was in their Synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he gave a cry, Saying, What have we to do with you, Jesus of Nazareth? have you come to put an end to us? I see well who you are, the Holy One of God. And Jesus said to him sharply, Be quiet, and come out of him. And the unclean spirit, shaking him violently, and crying with a loud voice, came out of him. And they were all greatly surprised, so that they put questions to one another, saying, What is this? a new teaching! with authority he gives orders even to the unclean spirits, and they do what he says. And news of him went out quickly everywhere into all parts of Galilee round about.” (Mark 1:23-28, Bible in Basic English Version)

“One who brings gossip betrays a confidence, but one who is of a trustworthy spirit is one who keeps a secret.” (Proverbs 11:13, World English Bible Version)

We as believers should take some quiet time to listen and mediate on what the Lord has for us instead of running out telling others about what we know. If we are not careful in keeping the mysteries and secrets of the Lord in our hearts, we could end up being prideful. The Word of God says that knowledge puffs up. God shows His covenant to those that are trustworthy of holding the mysteries and secrets in their hearts. During our silence, let us delight ourselves in the Lord. We also should remember the testimonies of God’s faithfulness in our lives because it gives us hope in the silence.

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