I often wish I could just shut up. To let stuff I disagree with slip on by.
The wrath of man does not work the righteousness of God, yet I do find, from Scripture, that there are times when confrontation is necessary. I just wish I knew when.
There is an element of arguing or pointing out error that is lack of faith. God needs me to correct idiots, you know. God won’t do it, or He will at least take forever to get around to it. Much easier if I step in and deal with it.
“But I, as a deaf man, heard not;
and I was as a dumb man that openeth not his mouth.
Thus I was as a man that heareth not,
and in whose mouth are no reproofs.
For in thee, O LORD, do I hope:
thou wilt hear, O Lord my God.”
Being deaf and mute would have its advantages. If I didn’t hear error I wouldn’t have to correct it! I would be in total submission to God to take care of it all.
But, alas, I can hear quite well. In conclusion, all I can say is: it’s a good thing I am legally blind otherwise I’d probably never shut up.