He who answers before he hears [the facts]—It is folly and shame to him. Prov. 18:13 (Amp.) Have you ever heard the phrase “God gave us two ears and one mouth for a reason”? There are many scriptures regarding the impact of our words. It is very important to think carefully before you speak. Too often we respond impulsively, without much thought or consideration. When you are provoked don’t respond when you are not emotionally ready.
In conversation with others, listen with an open mind. Try to understand the other person’s point of view. Don’t be defensive or eager to prove a point. Avoid being hasty. in your response. It is wise to get the facts before you react. This week as we meditate on this scripture, remember to be slow to speak and willing to listen. Your words have the power to bring peace or war, pain or joy, build or tear down, cut or heal. You can decide to be a tool of the enemy or an agent of the Lord. The choice is clear because God gave you two ears to hear. Listen and respond wisely. Let’s go and grow together. ADaubon