A Wise Fool?
Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent, and discerning if he holds his tongue.
Have you ever caught yourself, stopping just short of saying something that you might regret for the rest of your life? There is wisdom in showing restraint in our words, especially as we live during a time of tension and uncertainty.
The Book of Proverbs takes extraordinary pains to discuss the perils of a person who is incapable of controlling their tongue. This 17th chapter is no exception, and the title of “fool” is reserved for them, reflecting the state of their heart.
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