2 A fool finds no pleasure in understanding
but delights in airing his own opinions.
I admit that I need to spend less energy on spouting my opinions and more energy trying to understand where others are coming from.
6 A fool's lips bring him strife,
and his mouth invites a beating.
7 A fool's mouth is his undoing,
and his lips are a snare to his soul.
Sometimes I just ask for it-figuratively and literally.
9 One who is slack in his work
is brother to one who destroys.
I tend to be lazy, and God has been growing me in this area for many years.
10 The name of the LORD is a strong tower;
the righteous run to it and are safe.
Click here to hear this song (for free) and read the lyrics. It's not just enough to know the Lord is a strong tower. We must also realize we have to RUN to Him. It is not righteous to believe we can do it on our own. Our righteousness comes from the safety of him.
13 He who answers before listening—
that is his folly and his shame.
How many countless times have I cut someone off who was talking!!!! Oh, it is shameful.
22 He who finds a wife finds what is good
and receives favor from the LORD.
What truth! :)