Proverbs 17: 28
Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.
Teaching our children the importance of this verse is such an important skill. I am a firm believer in allowing children to talk, taking time to hear their heart, carefully considering their motives and not just reacting to their actions. I believe that children are a delight to hear. In fact, children noise is some of my most favorite sounds on earth! At the same time, I diligently work to teach my children to bridle their tongue! They don't have to talk just because they're nervous. They don't have to speak because their afraid or uncomfortable of the silence, and there is a time when silence can say much more than words ever can!
This verse has led to many training sessions here in the Wood household. Perhaps the Lord will provide time for me to share some of those with you soon. For now, consider how you can apply this passage in your home all for the glory of God!
With much love,
Mrs. Joseph Wood