Daily Devotional for July 28, 2020
A man of knowledge uses words with restraint, and a man of understanding is even-tempered. Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent, and discerning if he holds his tongue. Pro 17:27-28
If we could only bridle our tongues, most of our problems would disappear. When we speak, we are generally not listening. And all too often, even when we listen, we are merely framing our thoughts for the next words we intend to speak. We all need to understand the benefit of listening better. Not talking allows you to learn better—easier—more effectively.
At the same time, controlling our rage and anger enables us to better understand things that occur around us. Being even-tempered relates to being in control, being calm and collected even during crisis situations. Whenever a person is in control of his words, he is able to control his actions. These people are always thought to be wise, even if they have little in the way of formal training.
Be prudent, be wise, display understanding by controlling your words.