Are we slow to speak and quick to hear? When we are slow to speak, because we take the time to hear, our words have a greater impact. It is natural for us to quickly speak. It takes practice, by the grace of God to do the opposite, be slow to speak and quick to hear.
In our conversations with others, we should endeavor to listen to them with undivided attention. Our tendency is to think of what we will say while the other person is talking instead of paying attention to their words. It is important to pay attention to what they say. Past mindsets filter our hearing so it helps to lay aside what we think we know, and focus on what the other person is saying.
When we communicate with the Lord, we delight in hearing what He has to say. In our hearts we care so much for others we want to know what they have to share. Giving a listening ear is a loving and caring gesture. We treat others the way we would like them to treat us, from glory to glory!
Proverbs 18:13 “He who answers a matter before he hears it, it is folly and shame to him.”