“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