Miyerkules, Oktubre 16, 2013

Listening Makes Us Wiser

Proverbs 11:12

12 Whoever derides their neighbor has no sense,
    but the one who has understanding holds their tongue.
New International Version (NIV)

Kawikaan 11:12 (Tagalog) Magandang Balita Biblia (TPV)
12 Ang kapos sa kaalaman ay humahamak sa kapwa, ngunit laging tahimik ang taong may unawa.

After the first information reached or first side of the story had been laid down…WHAM!

In most people it would already be the basis of judgment and because of lack of information most of the time it does more harm than good. Often times it is also the key to MISUNDERSTANDING.

On the other hand, the bible says     but the one who has understanding holds their tongue”

Intelligent or wise people tend to keep silent first and try to find the story of the second party or the entire story or the entire incident before making any comment or suggestion. This is why often times they could render proper decision or suggestion which make them WISE.

Let us pray…


Dear Father in heaven, Thank you for Your message today. This will help us to be…to act…to think wisely. In Jesus name we pray. Amen

55 komento:

  1. My mother also teaches me to keep mum especially if I have nothing good to say. And yes, it is wise to listen.

    TumugonBurahin
    Mga Tugon
    1. On hindsight, I meet some who continue talking and talking kahit di sila hinihingan ng opinion no? They also pretend to be very intelligent people but when you observe their lives, it needs a revamp!

      Burahin
    2. Your mother taught you well. I salute her and on your hindsight, well that is another story.

      Burahin
  2. It is important to pray and to find out the whole story without jumping to conclusions.. many a time people jump to conclusions too fast.

    TumugonBurahin
    Mga Tugon
    1. Agree with you dominique. Pray is a very powerful shield.

      Burahin
  3. Thanks for another wise word, Ms. Glen. This is what I try to live for, but somehow, it's easier to make rash decisions. Especially when it's a group against one person, diba? We really need to pray harder for the Holy Spirit's guidance.

    TumugonBurahin
  4. Sometimes, we really tend to listen to one side of the story only making some person immediately judge a person without knowing the whole story. Thanks for the reminder.

    TumugonBurahin
    Mga Tugon
    1. You are most welcome. This is a message for all of us.

      Burahin
  5. Amen! Think / Ponder before you speak. That is the key of a peaceful life. :D

    TumugonBurahin
  6. Thanks for reminder! listening and knowing the whole story make better judgement. I learned lot of this when I have my two kids.:) Thanks for sharing:)

    TumugonBurahin
  7. it's a case of your word against mine. ahhh, it takes wisdom to carefully weigh who's telling the truth and who's not. never release a statement if you're in the height of your emotions.

    TumugonBurahin
  8. This is so true. It's better to keep silent first and know the whole story first before saying anything so you'll have a better understanding of the situation. Like what they always say, if you can't say anything good, better to keep yourself mum instead. Also, before saying anything, it's very important to PRAY first as ask for God's guidance that He may help you say the right words.

    TumugonBurahin
  9. Sapul na sapol ate Glen. Minsan talaga sigurong ganun. We tend to react easily. Madami din factors like kung stress ka volatile ka nun, madali masaring un feelings me especially kung ikaw un involve sa situation. Eventually natutunan naman na manahimik na muna, makinig at mag-isip bago magreact. I know kasi ganun ako dati.

    TumugonBurahin
    Mga Tugon
    1. You know me enough and I still pray for God's guidance very now and then. :) God bless!

      Burahin
  10. It's true, when we make decisions, we must always weight in all the facts. Hearing only one side of a story and deciding on that account is not only unfair but it courts problems.

    TumugonBurahin
    Mga Tugon
    1. True, Ms. Aileen. It really invites problems instead of solutions.

      Burahin
  11. So true, better to listen first since there are always 2 sides of a story. Thank you for the reminder and advice.

    TumugonBurahin
    Mga Tugon
    1. Amen. Welcome. It may sounds an advice but this is a lesson I am learning myself. Sharing it with you and those whom you would share it made us fulfill our task of spreading the teaching and words of God. However it had touched your life, I glad it is for the best. God bless!

      Burahin
  12. I agree! Most problems are often caused by simple misunderstanding. We must listen and think before we speak.

    TumugonBurahin
  13. This is so true, sometimes we tend to misjudge the other party if we only get to hear one side of the story. Especially if that one side is related to you...

    TumugonBurahin
    Mga Tugon
    1. We unintentionally get involve immediately if the one telling the story is a part of family because of the closeness and relation. However, like most of us had suggested. Prayer is the best shield to do when we are at the height of our emotions. :)

      Burahin
  14. Great reminder for parents like me. I have much to learn from my children if I only listen well.

    TumugonBurahin
    Mga Tugon
    1. Yes, specially to our children. Let us never fail to listen as God listened to us as HIS children.

      Burahin
  15. There are different sides to a story. Sometimes, we are quick to take side. This is a nice reminder.

    TumugonBurahin
    Mga Tugon
    1. It may sounds an advice but this is a lesson I am learning myself. Sharing it with you and those whom you would share it made us fulfill our task of spreading the teaching and words of God. However it had touched your life, I glad it is for the best. God bless!

      Burahin
  16. thanks for the reminder Ate Glen that we should be wise and listen to both sides first before making decisions. Happy Weekend! :)

    TumugonBurahin
  17. I love this. Most of the time, misunderstandings arise when we want to have the last say more than to actually listen.

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  18. The passage tells us to hold judgement, and to keep from saying things we might later on regret.

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  19. Reminds us all of one og the important virtues which is the gift of listening and discernment.

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  20. I love this! WE all need reminders to just listen. It is amazing how much we learn from listening and how much clearer our views become when we do. TY!
    Eliz

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  21. i agree listening makes us wiser however there are times that we missed to listen the both side of the story and we just take the other side of the story

    Rosemarie/Gven-Rose

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  22. I very well agree! Many comment and react immediately and causes unnecessary friction!!!

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  23. This is so TRUE! kailangan talaga we listen muna bago judge and do comments sa others. thanks for great reminder.:) Happy Halloween

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  24. Wow. this post just reminded me what happened earlier. I hold back. Buti na lang. Hahaha..

    TumugonBurahin
  25. Listening is certainly very important if we want to know the truth.

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  26. Passed by this one again. It's indeed one of the important things to do as a human being, listen :)

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  27. this reminds me of the saying that goes something like: "less talk, less mistake" :)

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  28. If everyone considers this, the world would definitely be a better place :)

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  29. The tongue is a small thing, but what enormous damage it can do.(James 3:5)

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  30. I grew up with the saying "If you have nothing nice to say, say nothing at all." I just can't imagine how some people can be vicious with their words

    TumugonBurahin
  31. Actually. Kahit makinig ka lang even if u dont say anything, theres always something new to learn :)

    TumugonBurahin