The power of the silence

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The power of the silence:

• “One despising his friend lacks heart, but a man of understanding remains silent.” (Proverbs 11:12).

Those who belittle their neighbor lack understanding. After all, when a person approach of us, it is something supernatural. Even if they came in order to require some professional service, it isn’t in vain that they chose us instead of our concurrent.

However, it doesn’t mean that we need to do or speak something. Many times, we relate love to this. Nonetheless, many times, what people need is to be heard, to have someone that comprehend and support them.

Furthermore, more important than gifts, actions and words is our life, our time, our presence. After all, does you know what is the best form of loving? It is giving what we have of most important: ourselves. At the moments when the words are missing, to be close to the needy is very comfortable to them.

Besides, if we don’t know what to speak, if we don’t receive Jesus’ revelation, it’s better to shut up:

• “But you, O son of man, behold, they shall put bands on you and shall bind you with them, and you shall not go out among them. And I will make your tongue cling to the roof of your mouth, so that you shall be dumb and shall not be one who warns them. For they are a rebellious house.” (Ezekiel 3:25,26).

See that the Creator shut Ezekiel’s mouth so that he only could speak in the right moment. This is so important that the Creator also promised to Moses to be with his mouth. Lamentably, he turned down the assistance of the Creator (Exodus 4:12-14) and the result is that he spoke unthoughtfully and, for this, didn’t come into the promise land (Psalms 106:32,33).

So, may Jesus be with your mouth so that you only speak what is good to build up so that it may give grace to the ones hearing (Eph 4:29).