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Proverbs 10:19

Too much talk leads to sin. Be sensible and keep your mouth shut.

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Reflective Thinking

This is one of those gems of wisdom that many of us have a difficult time applying. Far too often we create pain in our lives and the lives of others because we simply won’t shut up. If talking too much is a great challenge for you there is hope. Something interesting I have observed as I continue to grow in this area of my life is that the best remedy for talking too much is to make listening to others a higher priority than talking. It’s impossible to truly listen when we are talking. Thus, if we choose to ask questions and then actively listen, we are doing the sensible thing and not talking too much.

Action Idea

Choose today to prioritize listening over talking. My friends, always remember by taking the following to heart… be quick to listen, but slow to speak.