Richard speaks of those who are smart and those who are wise. Being smart and being wise are very different from one another. Richard explains why intelligence is not the same as wisdom and why true wisdom is more practical, based in God's will and enables someone to respond rightly to difficult situations and living as God would have us live.
Richard Powell talks about why those who wish to teach and preach in the church are carefully chosen before they are permitted to do so. Also Richard explains how each member of the church can have either a positive or negative impact upon the body of Christ simply by what they say to one another.