(Proverbs 20:6 KJV) Most men will proclaim every one his own goodness: but a faithful man who can find?
The saying goes that “talk is cheap.” What a man “proclaims” (7121) does not always reflect what he really believes. I work in education. Sometimes kids will ask my why I am a teacher. I give them many answers. One of them is, “It beats digging ditches.” Another is, “To keep my children from starving.” I give those kind of answers because the reasons are too complex to explain to someone with an attention span designed for text messages.
I have occasionally had issues because I tend to be open about who I am and what I believe. The biggest circus I caused was when I told a class my stand was based on what the Bible taught. When confronted by the principal and her sidekick I asked, “Do you want me to lie to them?” I could see in their eyes that they really wished I would just retire and go away but they could not say that. Like I said, talk is cheap.
So? Make your talk expensive by making it honest and true. Things go up in value when they are scarce. Make your tongue golden.