Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Proverb of the week V

Even fools who keep silent are considered wise;
      when they close their lips, they are deemed intelligent.

- Proverbs 17.28


Trevor Cairney said...

This was one of many proverbs that my Grandfather would quote to me as a young boy as I followed him on his daily work as a shop keeper, handyman and local philosopher. In fact these were the first words of Scripture that I probably heard. It wasn't till I was 31 years of age that the Wisdom of God through the power of the Spirit shed light on my sinfulness and need of redemption. The wisdom of God first shared by a Grandfather to his grandson - just the way Proverbs is meant to be used. Thanks for sharing a Proverb of the week. I might just pinch the idea for the CASE Blog.

Gordon Cheng said...

I'm not saying anything.

Benjamin Ady said...

I hate this proverb. It was used by my parents and church leaders growing up to make me shut the hell up when I was saying things or asking questions that bugged them. So cruel. I'm so glad I'm outta that system. It can also be incredibly foolish to be silent, and wise to speak up and speak out.