A fool finds no pleasure in understanding but delights in airing his own opinions. Proverbs 18:2

Everyone has opinions, right? Certainly, so what’s the big deal? If you have ever met a person who is forceful with his opinions, he is considered opinionated. An opinionated person exemplifies the statement: “if I wanted your opinion, I would have given it to you!”

Sometimes we are that person.

Often when we express our opinion, we don’t know fully what the other sides of the issues are because we probably have only heard one side, and obviously the side we favor. Often we get an earful from someone else who has another side. The key then is to try to hear or read all sides to an issue before we “spout off” what we think. I suppose the larger question in this discussion is, am I willing to hear all sides to an issue, or at the very least the opposing side?

Still, though, we need to pray before we speak and “spout off.” Praying first will either discourage us from saying something stupid or will encourage us not to pray before giving our opinions!


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