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Looking To Become More Wise? Keep Your Mouth Shut.

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This week is a focus on LISTENING.

One of my favorite books is Proverbs. It teaches us how to live; it points to the wise patterns of life people have been living for thousands of years. It's not something trendy or popular... on the contrary, some of these wise sayings could be considered old or fuddy duddy (did I just say that?)

But King Solomon was on to something here. In fact, he prayed for God to give him wisdom, and God did! I remember praying that same prayer at a very young age. My parents could certainly point out many un-wise things I have done, and I thank the Lord we didn't have facebook back then!

A really great verse for this week on listening, one that I need to heed MUCH more often is this:

Even a fool who keeps silent is considered wise; when he closes his lips, he is deemed intelligent.
— Proverbs 17:28

If we just KEEP OUR MOUTH SHUT, people will think we are actually smarter!!! And truthfully, we will be.

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