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Proverbs 18:2 NIV

By February 18, 2022No Comments

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

I am a member of our county planning commission. At the beginning of our monthly meeting we have a time for the public to make comments. I am often amazed at some of the comments that my fellow citizens make in this setting. Many that have nothing to do with what the planning commission deals with and others that are accusatory and very unfactual. We let them have their 3 minutes and then move on. Understand that the majority are well intentioned, well informed and even helpful. However, the few off the wall always remind me of this verse. I’m sure you have been in settings where similar things occur. What Solomon reminds us of here is that the most dangerous are those who don’t want to know better. They just want to state offensive or outrageous opinions. It is easy in those settings to spot those people. What is more difficult is when we encounter those type of individuals at work or even in church. Businesses have suffered and even failed because of leaders who have a need to be right and spout their opinions when what is required in the situation is the heart of a learner and a servant. Today listen lots, talk little and learn. #BeTheEdge

“My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry,” Jesus little brother James

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