I had never heard it put like that before.
Certainly listening carefully to others is a noble action.
Today, while looking at a publication, I read that if the letters of listen are rearranged, they can spell silent.
I was shocked.
Such a simple truth hidden in a tiny cluster of letters.
To listen—really listen—we must be silent.
It even goes farther than that, actually.
We need to listen all the way through before responding to what is being said.
If we don’t, we can end up looking pretty ridiculous.
Proverbs 18:13 tells us,
“To respond to a matter before you hear about it
shows foolishness and brings shame.”
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