Thomas Dubay once said, "The humble listen to their brothers and sisters because they assume they have something to learn. They are open to correction, and they become wiser through it.” And you've probably heard it said before, that we have two ears and one mouth, so we should listen twice as much as we speak. The Bible says something similar when James reminds us, “Be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to wrath." (James 1:19) So one way we can improve our lifestyle of worship is to talk less, and listen more. My college professor reminded me once that even fish don't get caught if they keep their mouth shut. So today, before you speak out of turn, ask yourself, “ Is it worth it?" Then, have the discipline to refrain from words if they are not necessary. Not only will you learn more about others that way, but it will also open your ears to the still small voice of the Holy Spirit.
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