The Lord God 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.”
by Jill Briscoe
Isaiah spoke of the Christ who would come to earth with the “know-how” to wing His words into the hearts of the weary. As His Father had taught Him, so would He speak.
When Christ was about to leave this world, He promised to send the same Spirit of truth that indwelt Him to indwell us. This way we too could have the “know-how” to speak a word to the weary at the right time and in the right way. Our part would be to waken morning by morning “to hear” like the “learned”! Then we would be ready for anything and anybody.
You and I are promised the “know-how” to answer a hostile teenager, even if we haven’t had time to watch the Dobson films, read a book on child rearing, or pick up the phone to ask a friend’s advice!
We will discover that we can cope with an unbeliever’s questions, however young a Christian we are. We will find that the Christ within us will make our tongue like that of the learned and match a wearied world’s woes—with words in “season” to ease the sufferings of others. In Christ we are promised both the “know-how” and the “know-when” that we cannot possibly know without Him!