Proverbs 15: A Reminder for Myself

I know that I write a lot for you, and Proverbs 15 reminded me of something that I always need to keep at the forefront of my mind. The reason for that is because when I write for you, I hope that I am able to provide something of value. I am not claiming to be the greatest theologian of all time, and I would rather be thought of as a lay-person who is reading the Bible with the intention of learning rather than the intention of telling you everything I already know.

However, in this process of learning, there are times I need to do research, and there are times I need to seriously think about what I am about to write. Some issues are complicated, and some theological positions require more than a surface level understanding.

That is where this verse from Proverbs comes in.

Pro 15:28  The heart of the righteous ponders how to answer, but the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things.

I don’t just want to write for you for the sake of putting something on the page. Obviously, I have committed to writing every day, but I need to remember that it should not be hasty. I need to seriously ponder how I am communicating and what I am communicating. The last thing I want to do is pour out evil things because I did not seriously try to understand what God was communicating through these passages.

Again, I don’t claim to be a perfect theologian, and if you haven’t found something already, I am sure that there is some point where we will disagree on a certain Biblical interpretation.

However, I think that the message of this Proverb hits right near home at least for me. I hope that I can remember that I’m not just writing for the sake of putting words on the page. I am writing because I think the Bible is important, and I think it is important for people to engage with the material from the word of God.

Before writing anything or even speaking, we always ought to remember that a little bit of thought and contemplation will help. It is important to make sure that we are communicating what we intend.

About Zak Schmoll

Zak Schmoll is the founder of Entering the Public Square, and Managing Editor of An Unexpected Journal. He earned his MA in Apologetics at Houston Baptist University and is currently a PhD student in Humanities at Faulkner University. His work has been featured on several websites including The Federalist, Public Discourse and the Fourth World Journal.

Posted on April 26, 2014, in Proverbs and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I love this verse. What a great reminder!

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