You are potentially as powerful as an army…and even more effective if you are wise. A wise woman in the days of King David saved her city (Abel of Bethmaachah) from destruction by using her wisdom and cleverness (See 2 Sam 20:15-22).
A rebellion against the king David was led by an evil, strong man named Sheba. The kingdom was threatened. Sheba fled to a certain city. David’s general Joab “cast up a bank” and besieged the city. The soldiers battered the wall to throw it down.
As they were beating the wall a wise woman cried aloud to the army and asked to speak with Joab. She challenged him about why he was demolishing an innocent city and destroying her, a mother in Isreal. He said he didn’t really want to do that, all he wanted was Sheba. She went back and talked with the town’s people who cut off Sheba’s head and threw it over the wall to Joab.
Does not wisdom cry? And understanding put forth her voice? (Pro 8:1)
A king, a head of state is powerful with an army for defense or aggression. He can carry out his intent, if he is strong enough. But wisdom needs only the power of wisdom itself, and a voice to speak it.
She saved her city from being destroyed. This wise woman is not named. Her wisdom was powerful in that it stopped a whole army. She saved the city and many lives…and set the standard for you and me. Let her represent you: be courageous, be wise and speak up.
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
I WOULD ENJOY HEARING WHAT YOU THINK.
• What is wisdom?
• Are you searching for it?
• Did you know that reverence for God is wisdom?