"Fools think their own way is right,
but the wise listen to others."
I try to read a chapter of Proverbs every morning. I have been doing this a long time and every day I am challenged to consider my ways and to incorporate some of the wisdom that I find in the book into my life.
I find it amazing that Solomon, the writer of Proverbs and the wisest person who ever lived, says time and again that it is the wise who seek counsel and it is the wise who listen to others.
In other words, the wise among us are those that put away their pride and who are teachable.
Last February I spent a week at an orphanage in India and during my days there I had the privilege of teaching some Math and Science lessons to a group of 5th graders who lived at the orphanage. What a delight that was for me. The students sat up on the edge of their seats drinking in every word of "wisdom" that I had for them. They were ready to answer questions, participate in the lessons and they were quick to listen.
There is a time to talk and a time to listen. Listening puts us in a position where we are able to be taught--teachable.
I have so much to learn from the Holy Spirit, King Solomon and those precious orphans in India. As I put away my pride and live in a teachable manner, I hope that I am a delight to the ultimate teacher--God.