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Foolishness often parades in words

Sometimes people (that includes us, yes?) say things that they believe will show they are enlightened, a cut above most, and actually relevant to the world.  Unfortunately (or maybe it’s fortunately), if you listen closely to what these folks say (and listen long enough), their own words will expose them.

This is why Solomon warned, “Do not be rash with your mouth…let your words be few” (Ecc. 5:2).  This includes in the presence of God and any time we open our mouths.  He went on to say that “a fool’s voice is known by his many words” (5:3).  Earlier in his life, Solomon wrote, “The tongue of the wise uses knowledge rightly” (Prov. 15:2).  He is able to do that because he has sought, studied, received and understood true “knowledge.”  However, Solomon continued, “the mouth of fools pours forth foolishness.”

When people speak, listen.  Consider.  Test.  Accept and act only upon that which is in harmony with God’s Word.  And when necessary, expose foolishness using God’s light.