He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit. Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding. (Proverbs 17:27-28)
Today's Morsel: Have you ever seen those people that every time someone starts to say something, they always seem to have to take over the conversation and they think that they know what the person was going to be talking about? Talk radio and news programs do that a lot and that's one of the reasons I don't listen to them. To cut someone off in the middle of a sentence so you can interject what you want to say, is rude and bad manners. Really, it shows a lack of etiquette, which seems to have vacated the premises not to the mention the church. It seems that more people today have a hard time listening. People just don't seem to have the time to sit and listen any more. Children are trying to talk when their parent are talking; one spouse is trying to get the other spouse to listen; saints are trying to get the ministry to listen them; everyone seems to be talking and no one seems to have the time to listen. To be a good counselor and to assist people, you have to be a person of few words. Solomon said, "He that hath knowledge spareth his words and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit. Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding." Did you hear what Jesus said to you today through His word, or were you talking and thinking of all the things you had to do? If you can't repeat what you read back to yourself, chances are you weren't listening.Sing: He speaks, and the sound of His voice is so sweet the birds hush their singing, and the melody that He gave to me, within my heart is ringing.
And He walks with me and talks with me, and He tells me I am His own; and the joy we share as we tarry there, none other has ever known.