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.

Sunday, August 29, 2021

The Pause

(Pro 29:11 KJV)  A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards.

As I compared translations today I was drawn to the way the KJV says “a fool uttereth all his mind.”  It is much more than losing your temper like the NASB says.  This speaks to lack of discipline in our speech.  An attribute of the Christian is that he stops to consider before he says what he has to say.  I will admit that is difficult at times.  I find that in conversation with some people if they ask a question I really don’t want to answer all I need to do is pause and think a moment.  Since people seem to be afraid of silence, they start talking before I have a chance to put together an answer.  Usually the question never comes up again because they didn’t really want an answer.

So?  Be the one who might be thought a bit slow because you don’t talk much.  Of course you might also be thought wise, but that is another verse.

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