I have a rotten tendency of blathering before God. When I find myself focused on His presence, the temptation I face is to speak to Him non-stop with my thoughts and requests and to be such a poor friend that I barely allow Him to get a word in edgewise. Solomon's reminder here is a good one for me that I need to ease up on the number of words I speak and to take a moment to realize just who it is that I am speaking to. When we realize the enormity of our Heavenly Father we begin to recognize our place in the whole scheme of things, and that should prompt us to remove haste from our speech. The wise one sits before God and listens.
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Seth is a pastor, author, and speaker who lives in Batesville, Indiana. He is married to Kari, and they have two daughters, Madelyn and Noelle.