Piper: “lips of knowledge” are a vast and largely untapped resource in the local church.

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John Piper, in a message, “The Lips of Knowledge Are a Precious Jewel” (Proverbs 20:15)

Now finally, “the lips of knowledge are a precious jewel” because while having knowledge opens the door to eternal life and the joy of holiness, speaking knowledge gives you the doubled joy of taking someone with you through that door. It is a nourishing joy to do God’s will, but that joy is compounded when we can speak a word of knowledge to help another to God’s will. “It is more blessed to give than to receive.”

I think the “lips of knowledge” are a vast and largely untapped resource in the local church. If it is valuable to listen to the “lips of knowledge,” and it is valuable to have knowledge, and if it is indeed more blessed to give than to receive, then how tremendously valuable, how powerfully desirable it is to speak…

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