Silence can we wise
Today’s Proverb: Even a fool, who keeps quiet, is considered wise, discerning, if he seals his lips. Proverbs 17:28
You got to love this passage. I mean, we can look wise by just keeping our mouth shut. But, are we just looking wise or is this a step toward wisdom? One of the tools of wisdom is restraint. It’s part of self-control and the Bible has a lot of good things to say about self-control.
Restraint feels a certain way in our emotions and minds. It’s surrendering our control — at least for a moment — to pause. And in that pause a lot can be accomplished:
- Formulating a wise response
Whether we’re just beginning the Wisdom Journey or are off course and need a way to get back on track, begin here. In the place of restraint, surrender, and quiet.
The proverb implies even a fool can choose restraint. And that, my friends, is why I love this verse.