Sounds or sound counsel

Published 12:38 pm Sunday, January 13, 2019

By Demetrius Moffett


A wise man will hear and increase learning and a man of understanding will attain wise counsel. To understand a proverb and an enigma. The words of the wise and their riddles. Proverbs 1:5-6 (NKJV)


Just because someone has knowledge does not mean they can give “wise counsel.”

There are persons who would be and are classified as “educated fools.”

Wisdom is the action art form of being wise. Learning and wisdom will increase when we first submit to the fact, we don’t know everything and embrace the fact that we need wise counsel.

Life has enigmas and riddles that without wise counsel will have us going in circles, being frustrated, irritated, aggravated and confused.

If we truly want to grow in wisdom, we need to listen to what we hear and determine what’s wise and what’s waste. 

An instrumental musical track can help set a mood.

It’s the words applied to that track that influences movement. 

There are those around us who are only making sounds, and there are those who make sense. Be careful, do not be deceived.

Just because we are not hearing the words we want to hear does not make those words unwise counsel.

The family pillars would say “chew the meat and spit out the bones.”

What we address and how we address concerns are truly based on what we retain through our ear gates.

What are we retaining? Sounds or sound counsel, which are we hearing and listening to?

The success of our 2019 may very well depend on it!


Demetrius Moffett is Senior Pastor of Orange Church of God, 1911 North 16th Street in Orange.