Reading the Word
“Even a fool who keeps silent is considered wise; when he closes his lips, he is deemed intelligent.” (Proverbs 17:28, ESV)
Understanding and Applying the Word
People are quick to speak. We love to voice our thoughts and opinions on just about everything, even if we really do not know much about what we are talking about. We need to weigh every word we say because they will be heard and evaluated by others. And when we are wrong or it is obvious we do not know what we are talking about, we will seem foolish to others. We are often best served by keeping our thoughts and opinions to ourselves. We will seem much wiser by not proving to be fools.
We live in an age where a quick Google search can turn up tons of information on just about every topic. The problem is, you can find misinformation on just about every topic as well. Before we go spreading our “research” and opinions, we would do well to pause, take some time, and listen. Doing so can spare us from jumping to wrong conclusions and decisions that only make us look foolish in hindsight.
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