Seeking Understanding

July 18, 2012

Good morning – we sure are needing some rain here in southwest Michigan!

As the book of Proverbs has 31 chapters I often enjoy reading the “Proverb of the day”. In chapter 18 today is something that really strikes me:

“A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion.”

Ouch!

I so often am more interested in sharing my own opinion rather than listening and seeking to truly understand the other person. That means I am often a fool! That is a sobering thought.

So how about it – are you more interested in sharing your opinion than listening to and seeking to understand the other person? While someone is talking are you listening intently or are you already preparing your “statement”?

Be wise as the Lord would have us be – be more focused on understanding than having to share your opinion.

Blessings on your day today!
BG