Sparing Words – Proverbs 17:27-28

These two proverbs are very helpful for me.  I like the bible teaching from Salem Bible Church about the verses (link below “Sparing Words”)

Now I know it is WISE to spare words, I just need to spare my words with greater and greater frequency.

Proverbs 17:27-28 (NIV)

27 The one who has knowledge uses words with restraint,
    and whoever has understanding is even-tempered.

28 Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent,
    and discerning if they hold their tongues.

Sparing Words from


  1. These two proverbs deal with ONE subject: The wisdom of sparing words.
  2. Verse 27 deals with the reality.
  3. Verse 28 deals with the perception.
  4. Both passages teach that it is WISE to spare words.

About GettingCloserToOurGod

This blog is written by Todd Christenson. He was raised in Nebraska and currently lives on Long Island in New York. Though out my childhood, my family attended church. We prayed together at meals. I thought I was prepared for life. After college, I moved to New York City. Shy, unsure of myself, building an identity in worldly things, increasingly prideful, self-righteousness, a controlling nature. In 2013, God spoke through someone, suggesting I confess my sins. I did. I realized that every day, I’d been glorifying myself, not God. Today, God’s teaching me to have my identity in Him, only, my dependency in Him, not myself, being who He wants me to be, not the world, loving Him first, loving others as myself.
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1 Response to Sparing Words – Proverbs 17:27-28

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