A fool's wrath is presently known, but a prudent man concealeth shame....A prudent man concealeth knowledge, but the heart of fools proclaimeth foolishness (Prov. 12:16, 23).
The wolf hound in the mobile home park howls. The manager says, "Something will have to be done about that dog. It can't stay here." The howling of this dog became its own undoing.
Even so, when a person tells all he knows—good or bad—he fails to think. His multiplicity of words surely means trouble.
On the other hand the wise person refrains from sharing confidential news or things which would defame the character of another. In this way he protects the reputation of others as well as himself.
Most of us have foolishly proclaimed things we had no right to share. Let us learn a lesson here and not cause enemies like the wolf dog. Fools tattle, but wise men hold their peace.
Prayer: Oh God, keep me from being foolish like the wolf dog. Give me wisdom as to when not to speak. In Jesus' name. Amen.
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