Thursday, 20 August 2015


This is a guest post from a very good friend of mine.The article is a spiritual one that resonates with me and I'm sure you will resonate with it too.

Proverbs 17:27-28
27 "He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit.

28 "Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding"

"Sometimes it's better to be quiet and be thought a fool, than to speak and clear all benefits of doubt" - Seun A.

This quote and the bible passage are in complete harmony. A man of understanding is characterized by two things;

1) Few words

2) Excellent spirit.

Zig Ziglar nailed the essence of this post in his quote  "The funny thing about people who talk too much is that they have nothing upstairs". Few words and excellent spirit goes hand in hand. They follow a basic rule..."If you don't have anything important to say, shut up and observe...and seriously people would ask you of your opinion".
It just works. Infact you would be thought to be very wise and of an excellent spirit after u've spoken because you've virtually listened to all they've said and put it eloquently in a good summary, drawing out the basic conclusion.

Prov 15:23 said "A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: a word spoken in due season, how good is it!"

When you speak at the right moment; it becomes a good word. Speaking when it matters most also makes you feel good and smart. Even if you don't know anything about the subject being told; relax and listen to what all of them have to say..then draw a smart conclusion that gets their heads all nodding. Doesn't mean you are smarter than they are intellectually; but shows a your understanding on a basic biblical tool for the wise in heart!

Action point: Act on this quote I got from a friend: "Become a detective of the right moment; sniff out the spirit of the times, the trends that will carry you to power." Right moment speeches carry power!

This article was written by Abiodun Abioye.

Abioye is a spirit filled christian writer and a mechanical engineer. He is skilled in writing articles pertaining to learning and the christian faith as revealed from the scriptures. He currently works at Oando Gas and Power and he can be reached via and +2348126317529 for speaking engagements.

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