Be Quick to Listen, Slow to Speak

Aaron, Aaron, choose a softer seed
Do not break the bruiséd reed
Be quick to listen, slow to speak
Show strength in Christ by being weak
Pray for the ones you want to love
Before you open floodgates of
Empty words and caustic tones
Which only make for shrinking groans
At night when sin and shame come to mind

Oh,
your
aching,
writhing,
wrenching
mind

Doubly you err in such a day
In two ways you have gone astray
First, you loose the rudder of your ship
From the restraint of a godly grip
Secondly you brush aside
With shocking God-ignoring pride
What He above first thinks of you
What He above alone can do
Seek chiefly the favor of your God
Lest your belief be mere facade

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