Know It All

I like to be right

 

It feels good to be right,

at least that’s what I used to tell myself

 

I wanted to win every argument

no matter what

 

And just like God’s Word says,

it caused strife in my relationships

 

After all, who wants to be around someone

who always thinks they’re right?

 

The Lord had to humble me

to teach me

that listening to others

is vital

 

 

Even as I type this

I don’t want to type it

because I want to be right

 

But humbling ourselves

is part of His plan

 

He knows that pride

creates strife

 

Always having to be right

negates learning and growing

 

Wisdom is found

in those who listen to others

 

in heeding advice

and constructive criticism

 

Listening thoughtfully

to another perspective,

is godly

 

Where you find humility

there you will find wisdom

 

And we would do well to heed

God’s advice

 

Or are we too prideful

to even listen to Him?

 

There truly is joy

in listening more than we speak

 

– Susie Stewart

 

Pride leads to conflict; those who take advice are wise.

– Proverbs 13:10 (NLT)

 

Arrogant know-it-alls stir up discord, but wise men and women listen to each other’s counsel.

– Proverbs 13:10 (MSG)

 

God treats the arrogant as they treat others, mocking the mockers, scorning the scornful, but He pours out His grace on the humble.

– Proverbs 3:34 (VOICE)

 

My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.

– James 1:19 (NIV)

 

Photo by Nicole Stewart

 

 

 

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2 Comments

  1. So, so true. Humility is the highest virtue in God’s kingdom

    Reply

    1. Yes, and so contrary to our culture.

      Reply

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