listen

By January 20, 2010Church

Did you know that Solomon used the word “listen” (or a variation of it) over 20 times in the book of Proverbs?  That may not seem that impressive, but considering that Proverbs only has 31 chapters — that’s a high percentage.

  • “Let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance” (Proverbs 1:5)
  • “My son, pay attention to my wisdom, listen well to my words of insight” (Proverbs 5:1)
  • “The way of a fool seems right to him, but a wise man listens to advice.” (Proverbs 12:15)
  • “He who answers before listening— that is his folly and his shame.” (Proverbs 18:13)
  • Think of the implications.

    What if we spent more time in our marriages listening rather than talking?

    What if we turned off the television and listened to our children?

    What if leaders listened to the people they lead?

    What if employers held listening meetings with their employees?