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, August 13, 2021

Clothespin Theology

(Pro 13:3 KJV)  He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.

Is this important and timely advice?  If it isn’t you are an unusual and disciplined person.  I don’t know how many times in a day I find myself rising to the occasion demanding that I win an argument or put in my two cents worth.  I have usually said too much before I realize I should just cut off my need to come out on top.  

There is a difference between a healthy discussion and an episode of one-upmanship.  We are good at the second and pathetic on the first, or at least I am.  If you know when to keep your mouth closed and your opinions to yourself then you are blessed.  I need to be more blessed.

So?  Maybe I could practice clothespin theology.  That would involve walking around with a clothespin clamped on my lips.  It would not stop me from talking but when it hits the ground it might remind me of my resolve. 

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