If you are reading with me, today we are on Proverbs 18. (Remembering what to read in the Proverbs is as easy as remembering the day’s date when you read them with me.) That being said:
Today’s Reading: Proverbs 18
Using the SOAP devotional method, here’s what I heard this time…
Scripture: Proverbs 18:13
If one gives an answer before he hears,
it is his folly and shame.
Speaking before you listen is not good.
Even when I really want to get my point across, it is critical that I listen first. Listening will help me to get an understanding of others’ perspectives and to get a better understanding of the subject. It will also allow the other person to be heard. Once that is done, then it is my turn to share my answer or input.
I have several critical meetings today. In those meetings I need to be sure to focus on listening and gathering information before jumping into my thoughts. God’s timing with each of these Proverbs this month has really been amazing.
One more application: I have made it a point to listen to Him every morning this month before diving into email or anything else. It has made a difference that I have been listening to Him before giving answers to anyone else.
Lord, your wisdom and timing continue to amaze and delight me.
Please be with me today (and always) as I conduct myself in the many meetings. Help me to hear what I need to hear. Help me to fall back on the wisdom you have placed in my path. Guide me in determining the right responses and plans of action.
I love you, Lord. Thank you for always being so relevant and true. Seriously, you are AMAZING! Thanks for that.
Here is what I have heard in the past when reading Proverbs this way and using SOAP:
FREE Printable Resources:
- Proverbs in 31 Days ebook – contains instructions, reading plan, and journal pages
- Proverbs in 31 Days: Day 18 journal page
What about you?
What did you hear today? Did the same verse stand out to you or was it something else? Share your thoughts in the comments, if you are up for it.