As I read through the chapter today I noticed a parallel between this verse and verse 2,
(Proverbs 15:2 KJV) The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.Both verses deal with an approved person and a rejected person. Both deal with “knowledge” (1847) and “foolishness” (folly NASB) (200). Both are producing information. What gives the “understanding” (intelligent NASB) (995) person the edge? The quality of input.
Notice that the fool produces folly because he “feeds” (7462a) on folly. The intelligent is listened to because he “seeks” (1245) knowledge. This can be viewed negatively and positively. You can say, “You can’t give what you don’t have,” or you can say, “You are what you eat.”
So? It is important to fill our heads and hearts with what is worth sharing. I could listen to John and Ken on my radio while I drive to work. It would be entertaining. I choose to listen to Alistair Begg pod casts. Look for the places in the day when you can raise the quality of your input. Use them wisely.