Tuesday, September 4, 2012

A Long in the Tooth Lament

Ecclesiastes 5:2

Be not rash with your mouth, nor let your heart be hasty to utter a word before God, for God is in heaven and you are on earth. Therefore let your words be few.

We demonstrate the degree to which we respect another by the amount of time we allow them to talk to us without our need to interrupt or interject our take on the subject matter.

This is why your pastor is afforded 30 minutes (at least I hope) without a discussion (unless you go to a crap church where no one preaches so that everyone can pipe in their 2 cents).

As a result we do not talk much in the presence of those in whom we awe.  We tend to listen to them.  We talk more amoung peers and even more around people we determine need to know and be instructed in what we have to say.

What is your ratio of words spoken to God versus time spent reading His Words?

What is your ratio of words lobbed up to God versus the time spent in prayer listening and waiting?

Your answer says a lot about what you think of God and a lot abot what you think of yourself.

1 comment:

  1. wow - how insightful. how much we talk/listen is a direct reflection of how much we respect the person we're in conversation with.

    so great! love it.