The Phaneroo Devotion: The Subtility Of The Wise

Apostle Grace Lubega

Proverbs 22:3(KJV); A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.

It is simplicity to tumble needlessly into the hands of evil. You should not live a life that is so open to wickedness that you always find yourself as the object of constant pain and trouble.

That is why God gave us wisdom. A wise man foresees evil and hides himself while the simple man becomes a victim of it.

In Proverbs 1:4, the Bible says that wisdom gives subtility to the simple. The world is a hostile place to those who do not know God. Wisdom shows us the hows of existence.

Faith is not naivety as some assume.

In assigning his disciples to the task of reaching the lost, Christ gave them a lesson in subtility. In Matthew 10:16, He says, “Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.”

There are Christians who have lost their lives in the work of ministry, not because it was their time to depart from the body but because they lack this subtility.

They made the right statements in the wrong places; they fought battles that were not theirs to fight; zeal took them to places that the Spirit of God did not want them to go into.

The subtility of the wise teaches you where to go and where not to. It shows you whom to partner with and whom to avoid. It shows you what path to take and which path to stay out of.

FURTHER STUDY: Proverbs 1:4, Matthew 10:16

GOLDEN NUGGET: The subtility of the wise teaches you where to go and where not to. It shows you whom to partner with and whom to avoid. It shows you what path to take and which path to stay out of.

PRAYER: Father, I thank You for this wisdom. It is my reality and I walk in it every day. I know how to thrive in even the most dangerous places because I have the subtility of the wise. I know what to speak in the most violent environments because I am prudent in spirit. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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