I have often thought about when to speak up and when to be quiet. I think we prefer the speaking side of that discussion. Proverbs gives us a view of when talking isn’t good. If the evil man would keep his mouth shut, he would be better off. On the flip side the innocent don’t have trouble. It makes me wonder what they have or haven’t said.
Verse 14 talks about working and enjoying the results of that hard work. I think some of that hard work is related to figuring out when and how to speak. Reading God’s Word and praying are two tools I use to help me in that area.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You again for the wisdom in Your Word. Please guide my words that I might be Your tool to draw others closer to You.
I pray this in Jesus’ name.
God is so good.