Since the Lord's voice is often hard to hear, there's a tendency to believe that He's more of a "silent friend." Solomon, therefore, warns us that we shouldn't be so quick to talk before the Lord and that we should remember our place in His presence. Probably not a few people have foolishly blathered on before God, forgetting Whom they were speaking to, and missed anything that He wanted to say. Instead of drawing near to listen, they were offering the sacrifices of fools. It's important to learn to listen to the Lord, but it requires a lot of work in our modern culture. Rarely are we able to find silence due to phones ringing, televisions playing, and text messages interrupting our every second of the day. It's no wonder that, when we're before the Lord, the silence is unbearable and results in our speaking. What if we committed to being quiet before the Lord?