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Understand them. Listen carefully to both reason and emotion. Be slow to speak, for the mind gives out a fool’s advice where understanding is shallow. Calm the voice within, and hear them. Wisdom dominates the discussion in a room of carefully listening advisers. Seek My voice also, that you would be guided in your thoughts and speech. Together thoughtfulness and prayer yield the way. Speak then, and there will be favor on your words, blessed in prudence and Godly grace.
James 1:19 (ESV) – My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry,
Bottom Line: We know what we are going to say before they finish, which means we are quicker to speak than we should be. Godly counsel comes from Godly ways . . . and His way, is to first listen closely.