Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Let the christian doctrine be the familiar subject of your entertainment: in all wisdom instructing and exhorting one another, in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, melodiously tuning your grateful praises to God.
By your mission you will be expos'd like sheep in the midst of wolves: be then as circumspect as serpents, and as inoffensive as doves:
your christianity is very well known in the world. I am glad therefore on your behalf: but yet I would have you as expert in that which is good, as unpractis'd in what is evil.
1 Corinthians 14:19
yet in the church I had rather speak five words that convey my meaning to the instruction of others, than ten thousand words in an unknown tongue.
See then that you behave circumspectly, and not as fools, but as wise,
If any of you is deficient in prudence, let him ask it of God, who liberally gives to all without upbraiding: and he will give it.
Whoever is a skilful moralist, let him show by his virtuous conduct, that he practises the humble precepts of wisdom.
weighing the circumstances of the season, because the times are dangerous.