“He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him.” (Proverbs 18:13)
“A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards.” (Proverbs 29:11)
In the words of Arnold Schwarzenegger, ” I’m not a potty poopa!” However, I am a sober minded preacher/pastor/prophet and I take God’s Word seriously.
In the Scripture text above, the inspired wise man, who is the son of David, the man after God’s own heart teaches us that one is wise if one keeps one’s judgments in the neutral position until all data and or facts are collected and diligently considered. Solomon continues to teach us that one should keep one’s thoughts, ponderings, considerations to one’s self until all data and or facts are made manifest and clearly seen. Following the above admonitions one will prove one’s self to be wise and just in one’s judgments.
The opposite is answering a matter before any evidence is seen and considered and this proves a person to be a fool and given to folly. If one speaks one’s mind without a guard upon one’s lips one betrays one’s self and reveals one’s self to be a fool given to folly. This can be dangerous as learned by the presuppositions and prejudiced judgments of the people and the media in the shootings by police over the last (2) two years. This folly of prejudgment also ruins established relationships and possible new relationships.
As to the presidential election, let us take heed to the inspired wise man’s teachings.
Let us not gloat or demonstrate a boastful spirit. Let us not answer this presidential matter before we see what happens and how the president elect governs. Let us keep our thoughts and predictions to ourselves lest we prove our selves foolish. The Media, political pundits, and commentators have all proven themselves to be given to this foolish folly. However, they are the type that are ever learning and never coming to the truth.
Beloved, Let us compose ourselves and be steadfast in our patient vigilance. Let us keep our thoughts to ourselves or at least keep our thoughts from the Christ-less as we must not give them ground to call God’s people foolish. Let’s wait to answer this matter and all future matters until evidence is proffered.