Are you the smartest person in every room?

“Fools find no pleasure in understanding but delight in airing their own opinions.”  Proverbs 18:2.

Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading: Proverbs 16-18, and Romans 12.

Do you come across as an “expert” on just about everything?

Have you stopped listening to learn?

I sense that with myself as I get older.  I assume that age has blessed me with wisdom.  I’ve been around longer so therefore I know more.

There’s Solomon, in today’s verse giving me a title: “Fool.”

A fool will not listen to the advice of others.  A fool gets especially riled up when someone finds fault with what they’ve done or will be doing.

What would a Godly person do in those circumstances?  I believe that a Godly person starts out remembering that God is in every room they’re in.  If God is in every room with me, what would He want me doing?  I MUST start by recognizing His presence BEFORE I even get into the room.  I MUST also declare that I want to use His Words in any conversation I’m in.  In other words, I want to rightly represent Him in that room.  There is no opening for my becoming a fool in that arrangement, is there?

“Lord, I want Your Words to be my words wherever I am.  I want Your discernment as the opportunities to choose between listening and speaking arise.  May I rightly represent You wherever I am.  Help me, I beg!”

Rightly represent God in every room you’re in…………or be the fool Solomon is talking about.

+9 Way too much

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