Thursday, July 10, 2014

And then there was Silence

Proverbs 10
19 When there are many words, transgression is unavoidable,
But he who restrains his lips is wise.

In light of today’s verse, I’ll keep this one very short.  In addition to keeping you from sticking your foot in your mouth, restraining your lips has another valuable effect. It makes your words heavy, it makes them mean something. Someone with ‘flood of the mouth’ disease’- honestly I end up ignoring most all of what they say. Basic supply and demand says that if there is an abundance of something, the price or value will be lower than if there is a shortage of something.  But a quiet person- when they talk, I’ll listen because they’re talking with purpose, with weight behind it. If you want to have weightier words, use them less often.

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