The doorstep to the Temple of Wisdom is a Knowledge of One’s own Ignorance.
-Charles H. Spurgeon-
Those who are devoid of prudence takes very little pleasure in trying to understand;
for they only wants to express their own opinion,
[often-times these conclusions are not substantiated by objective proof].
To be without prudence assures that one’s words will get them into arguments;
for one’s untamed tongue ignites provocation.
Those who are not careful of one’s own interest,
the mouth is their ruin;
for the unmeasured words from their mouth are but a trap.
For they answer someone before hearing them out,
for this is both unwise and embarrassing.
In their mind, the first one to state their case seems right,
until the other one come back and cross-examines.
Before being ruined, a person’s heart is proud;
before being honored, a person must be humble.
A person’s belly will be filled with the fruit of their mouth;
with what their lips produce they will be filled.
The tongue has power over living and dying;
those who indulge it must eat its fruit.
Gleaned from Mishlei [Proverbs] 18:2.6-7;13,17,20-21
Grace and Peace
Brother Alonzo E. Thornton