16:23 Wise Heart, Wise Tongue

The heart of the wise makes his speech judicious and adds persuasiveness to his lips. Proverbs 16:23

Bud Robinson

When Bud Robinson became a Christian he was a stammerer and could not even write his own name. He felt called to preach, telling others of the liberation he had experienced in Christ, and stood up before the rough ranchers he worked with in Texas.

Here was fun! The men gathered around, taunting and mimicking the stutter they anticipated. They fell silent when Bud began to warn them of coming judgment and point them to Christ. His stammer completely disappeared. That this was a supernatural work of the Spirit was evidenced by the fact that as soon as he had finished preaching, his stammer returned.

Aided by Sally, his godly wife, Bud Robinson eventually overcame his stammer, learned to read and write, and went on the become a holiness leader in the Nazarene church and editor of its paper, for which he wrote hundreds of thousands of words. During his life, he won thousands to Christ.

The wisdom of Christ had taught his mouth to speak and given his lips power. It was the same wisdom that Christ demonstrated when he walked the earth: powerful, well-considered, and so persuasive it reaches across the ages to touch other lives like Bud Robinson’s to this day.

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