A Word In Season
Years ago I lived in community with two married couples and two singles. Shortly after that five of us gals lived together. Words can encourage or discourage. Living in community allows our hidden flesh to be exposed. It is also the groundwork for mutual encouragement.
Isaiah 50:4 was written about the Lord. Think of it for yourself. It says, “The Lord has given Me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him who is weary. He awakens Me morning by morning, He awakens My ear to hear as the learned.” Wearied folks are often discouraged.
We receive our ‘seasoned words’ during our quiet time. It is there that our senses are sharpened, and our ears are opened to receive every whispered word. Isaiah 30:21 says, “Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, This is the way, walk in it, whenever you turn to the right hand or whenever you turn to the left.”
We have to be attentive in order to hear. The Lord is our Equipper. He is our Trainer. Hebrews 12:11 says that our trials train us in His righteousness.