Do you know anyone who is noble?


Proverbs 8:6. Hear, for I will speak noble things,

Remember, Wisdom is doing the talking here in Proverbs 8. She is a woman who is calling out to us to follow here and be her friend. Lady Wisdom always speaks what is noble. But what does that mean?

If something is noble, it is both important and appropriate. Kings and queens, princes and princesses are noble and they speak noble things. Do you remember the movie The Princess Diaries? Mia, the Princess of Genovia, has to learn to speak nobly, especially around her grandmother the queen (she can’t tell her to “shut up” anymore).

It’s easy to not speak nobly isn’t it. Sometimes we like to tell jokes and stories that are inappropriate, pointless, or just plain disgusting. “Potty humor” isn’t noble. Curse words aren’t noble either. Calling people yucky names isn’t noble. Our words should elevate the conversation we are in, not send it down the drain.

In Ephesians 5:4, Paul tells us “Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving.” You probably know filthiness and crude joking when you hear them, and you probably know them when you say them too, am I right?

Why do we talk in not noble ways? Maybe because we want to sound cool or funny to others. But with Jesus we don’t have to talk in crude ways to be liked. He likes us no matter what because he has made us noble princes and princesses in his kingdom.

Because of Jesus God has made us noble.

With Jesus we can speak in noble ways like a prince or princess.


Watch The Princes Diaries together. Talk about how Mia goes from unnoble to noble in the movie, including her speech.


Jesus, help me to use noble words that are appropriate and not crude, words that match what you have made me in your kingdom.


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