Proverbs 29:8-11 Scornful men bring a city into a snare: but wise men turn away wrath. If a wise man contendeth with a foolish man, whether he rage or laugh, there is no rest. The bloodthirsty hate the upright: but the just seek his soul. A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards.
People get mad over some really silly things. They whine about it, stew over it, run it through their brain time and again, and then say, “I think I’ll just give them a piece of my mind.” I heard a man once say to someone who made that comment, “don’t do that, you have so little to begin with.”
It just seems natural for most people to share their thoughts when they are angry. Occasionally, if this can be done in a calm and collected manner of conversation, it may even be constructive to do so. However, most often this anger comes out as a slur of hate filled slander that really does little to help solve whatever the problem is to begin with.
Then there are those people who just seem to have a need to share all they know every time they see you. Fortunately, that will normally not take very long if you see them regularly. Why, because they do it every single time you see them, and they have shared everything they knew just not too long ago. They cannot know that much more in that short of time, right?
Sadly, there are also people who will use those talkative types of people. They make them think they are their friends when in actuality they are not. To promote the latest gossip about someone or something these fake friends fill the heads of the ones who spill their guts when angry and then intentionally bring up something to get them upset. Then sure enough, when the next person brings up that subject, the person who loves to empty their brain of all they know, become like water from an open faucet, they pour out everything they have been fed. None of these people ever gain respect from those around.
THE WORD WALKING IN ME:
This sin is often called gossip and God hates it. In today’s passage it says, “A fool uttereth his mind.” The problem is all they have is a small part of the account in their mind. They often do not know the whole story. Let us be wise believers and wait to find out what is on God’s mind before we talk too much.
THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
1 Corinthians 6 – 10 / Proverbs 29:8-11
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Ezekiel 46-48 / 2 Peter 1
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