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In his baccalaureate address to the Wall High School Class of 2013 Pastor Ron challenges the graduates to pursue godly wisdom as they continue their quest for knowledge. Cautioning them that there will be those who will attempt to tell them that such a pursuit is foolish, he points out that the Bible calls those who deny God are actually the fools.
The words we say leave marks for good or for bad. In Proverbs 12:18, and other related passages, we learn that those who speak recklessly hurt. They do not think carefully about what they are going to say and so inflict serious damage on those around them and even themselves. In contrast, those who speak wisely heal. The words spoken by the wise are words at their very best. They are, above all, true, while also being few, calm, and timely. Such words may come in the form of encouragement or even a loving rebuke that often results in healing for the recipient and blessing for the speaker. So, wisely speak the truth in love by thinking before you speak, anchoring your words in the truth of Scripture, and being motivated by love for others with a view towards benefitting them through your words.
Getting old is a fact of life and society can often make those of senior years feel unwanted. The Psalmist cries to God that he would not forsake him in his old age. How do we treat aging in teh church today and do the older folk have something to contribute?