“But they could not stand up against the wisdom the Spirit gave him as he spoke.” Acts 6:10
Stephen was a man who was very bold in speaking out the gospel message. God used him to do many miracles among the people. Since many people were being reached for Jesus by Stephen, a group of men tried to stop him. They started to spread false lies against him. Yet, with all of them working together they could not hold an argument against Stephen because he spoke with the wisdom of God’s Spirit in him.
Wisdom is something that few people choose to pursue and even fewer actually have. Wisdom is much more than knowledge. It is the using knowledge in the best way possible.
There will always be someone who will argue with you in your beliefs in the Bible, Jesus, God and the Holy Spirit. It is very easy to try to fight back with your own beliefs. The question is whose wisdom are you using in your arguments? Is it your wisdom or God’s wisdom?
You have to be open to being led by the Holy Spirit in what to say. The Holy Spirit has the perfect way to say everything that needs to be said and He knows when not to say something.
Think about a great car salesman. He knows just what to say, when to say it, and how to say it to get a person to buy a new car. He knows how to make the sales pitch that makes the person think it was their own idea and in their best interest to by that car.
The Holy Spirit is that perfect salesman. He knows the best way to make a sales pitch. As a believer you are a salesman trying to sell people on the idea of believing in Jesus. The Holy Spirit knows how to win the arguments against the world. He knows the way to keep them quiet.
Are you willing to allow the Holy Spirit to guide your words? Are you relying on your wisdom or God’s wisdom? Let His wisdom guide you and great things can happen.
I pray today that you will be open to the leading of the Holy Spirit; that you will not argue with your own words; that God will use you to reach many people for Jesus; and that God will give you His boldness to be His witness.