April 1, 2009

Fool's Gold II

I was sitting in the waiting room of the local Jiffy Lube getting the oil in my car changed (well, really filled because there wasn't much left to actually change) a couple days ago and spewing from the TV were the words of a guy that would not stop talking. The more he kept talking the more it became obvious that he was nothing more than a fool. It's interesting to me the relationship the Bible draws between being a fool and the words we use.

"A prudent man keeps his knowledge to himself, but the heart of fools blurts out folly." Proverbs 12:23

"A fool's lips bring him strife, and his mouth invites a beating." Proverbs 18:6

"A fool's mouth is his undoing, and his lips are a snare to his soul." Proverbs 18:7

Have you ever come across someone that doesn't stop talking but never really says anything? Or maybe you have been that person at times? It becomes frustrating just hearing their voice and even more frustrating when people actually pay attention to what is being said. There are so many fools running around and if we're honest, we do some pretty foolish things from time to time.

I close with a great quote from Mark Twain...

"This is the day upon which we are reminded of what we are on the other three hundred and sixty-four."


laceface said...

you even wrote a whole blog on it huh...

Matt Lipan said...

laceface: thanks for the read and comment.