Monday, August 8, 2016

Open Mouth and Insert Foot Advice, It Saddens Me That I've Been This Shallow, Those Who Should Not Get a Chance to Return posts

Since Bible Passages That Can Influence Your Life, is now on line through individual posts, I am now putting several links together for each post. I found groupings of three posts worked well for anyone interested in using these for a Bible study group.  Debbie Seiling

He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him.  Proverbs, Chapter 18, verse 13.

This is good “Open Mouth-Insert Foot” advice.  I can’t tell you how many times I have embarrassed myself by thinking I knew what someone was talking about.  Stupidly, I would interrupt them and put my two cents in; only to find out I wasn’t even on the same topic.

Wealth maketh many friends; but the poor is separated from his neighbour.  Proverbs, Chapter 19, verse 4.

I’m somewhat embarrassed to tell you about this, but here goes.  When I was in the seventh grade, I needed to give my little turtle to someone because I was no longer able to keep it.  The teacher let me make an announcement to the whole class.  There were two people who wanted it.  One was the dreamboat of the class who was really popular, but self-absorbed.  Then there was a nice person who wasn’t in the popular group.  I remember thinking that the nice person would have given the turtle a better home, but I ended up giving it to the popular one, instead.  I had seen it as my one chance to get the attention of someone popular.  It saddens me to have been this shallow.

It also makes me think of how many people are immediately friends of those who have won the lottery, who had little to do with them prior to that.

A man of great wrath shall suffer punishment: for if thou deliver him, yet thou must do it again.  Proverbs, Chapter 19:19.

This reminds me of how the police will go to the house of a man beating his wife and just give him a warning.  That really doesn’t do much.  He’s going to keep beating her, if not that time, some other time when the stress gets to be too much for him. 

It also, reminds me of how the court system lets rapists, killers and child molesters out into the public after they have served some time, only to find out that the person raped, killed or molested someone else.  A person who could have been saved, if the system had not let that rapist, killer or molester back out.

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