Oh, how great are God’s riches and wisdom and knowledge! How impossible it is for us to understand his decisions and his ways!
Watch your tongue and keep your mouth shut,
and you will stay out of trouble.
Man, was Solomon wise or what?
Anyway, this is definitely very good advice. Watch what you say. Words can speak so much about a person’s character, and the words you say can reveal who you truly are.
So keep your mouth shut.
Those who trust in themselves are fools,
but those who walk in wisdom are kept safe.
This verse makes some good points. We shouldn’t trust in ourselves. We should use the wisdom that God has given us and his Scriptures to guide us along the right paths. That’s why, when we’re making a decision, whether important or seemingly trivial, we should pray to God to lead us, and refer to Scripture. Here’s another verse about trusting in God.
Fear of man will prove to be a snare,
but whoever trusts in the Lord will be kept safe.
We don’t have to fear anyone or anything, for God will keep us safe if we trust in Him.