Incline your ear and hear the words of the wise, And apply your heart to my knowledge; For it is a pleasant thing if you keep them within you; Let them all be fixed upon your lips, So that your trust may be in the LORD; I have instructed you today, even you. Have I not written to you excellent things Of counsels and knowledge That I may make you know the certainty of the words of truth, That you may answer words of truth To those who send to you? – Proverbs 22:17-21, NKJV
When we receive wise counsel, we are to digest and then apply that knowledge. We keep it inside us just as a child who is trained up in the way of knowledge, when he is older, he will carry that knowledge in him for the rest of his life, using it to guide him along the way—helping him to make wise decisions. God’s Truth is there for our use. When we see how it works and changes our lives in ways we couldn’t have imagined, we will be more inclined to share what we know and have experienced with those who are seeking answers.