Sometimes the solution is as easy as keeping your mouth shut. Whether you are a passenger in a speeding boat or have a hot head in a room full of people, keeping your mouth shut can save you.
I recently heeded this advice, which is good, but I keep wanting to throw my two cents in, which is not good. No one wants my two cents, not on this matter anyway. And I don’t blame them, considering I haven’t much nice to say.
So God, with His great sense of humor, reminded me of this and why I need to continue to keep my mouth shut. Currently in week three of Beth Moore’s study on the book of James, I opened my homework up tonight and found instructions to write Proverbs 17:27. Proverbs? I thought. This is a study of James, why am I looking up Proverbs? Then I got the punchline. Proverbs 17:27 says, “The intelligent person restrains his words, and one who keeps a cool head is a man of understanding.” Thank you God, I needed that reminder!