Daily Reflections

A Quiet Spirit

October 25, 2023 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

That we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. —1 Timothy 2:2

When we think of the word “quiet,” the first thing that often comes to mind is audible sound or volume. We often equate “quiet” with “not talking.” So, does God expect us to never say anything? Are we not allowed to express our opinions? Or discuss, deliberate, or disagree? Does godly womanhood mean we get out the duct tape and slap an “X” over our mouths?

When the Bible talks about “quietness,” it’s not necessarily referring to an absence of talking. Although there’s a connection, quietness has more to do with the state of our hearts than the quantity and volume of our words. Even women who are outgoing, expressive, and sociable can exhibit a “quiet” spirit.

Quiet describes an attitude of calmness, serenity, and tranquility. It’s being settled, steadfast, and peaceful. A quiet disposition is like a still, peaceful pool of water, as opposed to a churning, agitated whirlpool. A quiet spirit is the opposite of an anxious, distressed, disorderly, and clamorous one.


True Woman 101: Divine Design, An Eight-Week Study on Biblical Womanhood ©2012 Mary A. Kassian and Nancy Leigh DeMoss

Scripture taken from The CSB

Make it Personal

How can the state of your spirit affect the quality and quantity of your words? What are ways you can develop a quiet spirit?