Proverbs 17 – July 17

CC Image courtesy of Alberto Ortiz on Flickr.

CC Image courtesy of Alberto Ortiz on Flickr.

Proverbs 17
Author: Rob Anderson

You probably have heard the saying: “It is better to be silent and assumed a fool than to open you mouth and remove all doubt.” While it is not a quotation from scripture, it is not far from it:

Even a fool who keeps silent is considered wise;
when he closes his lips, he is deemed intelligent. (Proverbs 17.18, ESV)

I marvel at those individuals who have just the right thing to say. Often times, they say little EXCEPT just the right thing. They are the kind of people who you listen to when they speak, because you know what they say will be wise.

I, on the other hand, tend to be a talker. If I can just have enough time and words, I can convince you of my side through talking. While I hope I am not a fool, it is probably a wise move on my part to speak less.

And so I will.

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