An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Why Did I Say That?

(Proverbs 18:7 KJV)  A fool's mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul.

There are so many ways that my “mouth” (6310) can wreak havoc on my day.  A bit of sarcasm to someone with no sense of humor can cause disproportional results.  An observation that might be honest but is poorly timed can curdle a relationship.  Did I mention gossip? 

I don’t like to think of myself as a “fool” (3684).  Then why do I act like one?  The hope is that I can learn.  Being a fool is more an attitude than an ingrained quality.  It can be changed.  One good place to start is by not saying what I was going to say.

So?  Keep it short and sweet.  Imagine that someone is recording every conversation.  Accept that is does make a difference.  The bad news is that you cannot recall foolish words.  The good news is that God forgives and empowers to growth.


Gorges Smythe said...

I've never been thought of as a wise man, perhaps because I so seldom follow Proverbs 17:28.

Pumice said...

You just had to make me look it up, didn't you. Consider yourself the child in The King's New Clothes.

Grace and peace.