The LORD is a mighty tower where his people can run for safety-- the rich think their money is a wall of protection. Pride leads to destruction; humility leads to honor. It's stupid and embarrassing to give an answer before you listen. Being cheerful helps when we are sick, but nothing helps when we give up. Everyone with good sense wants to learn.
Proverbs 18: 10 - 15
If you want to be wise, you will go often to the book of Proverbs for advice! If you are depending on your money, you can lose it all on a bad day on Wall Street!
Pride can lead to your own destruction and what good advice it is to listen before you answer. If you do not you may show how stupid you are and be embarrassed.
When it comes to what you think about God, it is wise to listen to what God says and learn from Him before you decide.
I once heard a man ask his pastor, “What do we believe about . . . . .” If you believe something simply because another man told you to believe it, how can you know that it is true? If you believe something because God said it, you can know for certain that what you believe is the TRUTH!
“Lord Jesus, help me to want to learn from You instead of learning from those in the world around me. May You, Jesus be praised forever. Amen.”