Proverbs 29 for May 29, choosing one verse to meditate on throughout the day.
There is so much helpful wisdom in chapter 29. I am mulling over once again this critical principle of keeping my mouth shut. Here is verse 20: “Do you see a man who speaks too soon? There is more hope for a fool than for him.”
The key here is ‘too soon’. Other versions say ‘in haste’. Wisdom teaches us to press pause.
For me that means I have not fully listened, or I heard the words but not the heart, or I am out of order and am interrupting another, or I think what I have to say is so very important that I must share it right now.
Whatever the reason – I can avoid being foolish by pausing and listening well.
What other wisdom can we find in Chapter 29 of Proverbs?