(Proverbs 26:16 KJV) The sluggard is wiser in his own conceit than seven men that can render a reason.
We cannot be the judge of whether we are wise. That is really for others to decide. But we can work on being careful how we “render” (2940) an “answer” (discreet NASB). One of the meanings of this word is “taste”.
What does it take to develop taste? One way is to take measured amounts of something, usually small. Sip the coffee. Nibble the cheese. Sniff the flower. When we have an idea or come across a new way of doing things it would behoove us to do a little nibbling rather than going whole hog. Take the time to think things through.
So? I find that a little thought sometimes shows me how silly my comment would have sounded to others. Too bad it doesn’t happen that way more often.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Thinking Faster Than We Talk
Labels: Humility, OT20 Proverbs 26, Patience
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