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.

Friday, April 24, 2020

Tongue Biter

(Pro 24:7 KJV) Wisdom is too high for a fool: he openeth not his mouth in the gate.

I wish this were prophecy rather than wisdom.  The reason I say that is the second part of the verse which seems to be nothing but a wish.  Unfortunately the “fool” (191) is always opening his mouth.  It is one of the characteristics of the fool.

Which makes me wonder about myself.  I am sometimes accused of always wanting to have the last word.  Usually the person who accuses me of that keeps insisting on the last word so the criticism is a bit hollow, but there is enough truth in it to stop and think.  Just because the person criticizing is a bit of a hypocrite does not mean the comment doesn’t have some residual value.

So?  For me it might mean learning to bite my tongue and walk away.  For you it could be something totally different. 

1 comment:

Gorges Smythe said...

People who insist that others always want the last word are usually the ones losing a "discussion." It isn't easy to walk away while someone else spews utter nonsense.