I was reading a blog the other day where a young, unmarried girl was spouting off Christian marriage wisdom to older, married women.

Not only that, the youngster had her information wrong, taking a less Biblically led approach and a more emotionally led approach.  However, whether the girl was correct or not is not the issue.

Oh how I needed this reminder!

While still an embarrassingly slow lesson, I have learned in recent years that, while I’ve grown greatly in many areas, I’m still very much the younger woman, no matter what I feel I know.  And there are reasons that I’m not instructed in the Bible to teach the olders, but only those who are younger than me.

It’s hard not to correct those elders who I estimate are doing it wrong when I’m sure there is a better, easier, more Biblical approach they should be taking.
But I’ve learned that it’s most often not my place. And even when specifically asked I must quickly discern when I’m not to give my thoughts on a matter.

The wisest people I’ve run across, the ones I find myself most wanting to emulate, are the quietest. They lead more by example than a display of puffed up knowledge.

They most definitely are not the 19 year old single ladies who are sure they have it all figured out.

My husband is fond of saying, “The empty can rattles the most”.

Oh, Lord, please hold tight to my tongue. I do not want to be that empty can!

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