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11/04/2013

Spiritual Warfare in the Book of Proverbs – part 163

Filed under: Spiritual Warfare in Proverbs — kellporten @ 14:27
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Scripture:

Prov. 17:27
He who has knowledge spares his words …

Comment:

When we are being provoked we can so easily speak too much, and speak the wrong things. Even he who is usually careful about what he says can, when he is provoked, say things he regrets. The evil spirits use those words.

Evil spirits can use a combination of attacks. First they push a person to do or say something that is provoking, and then they push the person being provoked to pay back. That way the evil spirits use us to hurt each other, and the result can be wounds deep in our souls.

How do we avoid being used by the enemy in these ways?

First, we need to do what it says in Prov. 17:27, i.e. spare our words. If we think before we speak, the chances are better that we will speak in the right way.

Jam. 1:19
So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath;

Second, we need to train ourselves to answer people in a soft way.

Prov. 15:1
A soft answer turns away wrath …

Should we then accept everything that people say or do to us? No, of course not! But, we need to realize that the problem is not with people. It is the evil spirits who are our enemies.

Eph. 6:12
For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.

Be angry at the evil spirits, not with the people.

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