___Mimes are clowns who act without saying anything. They can
communicate a great deal just by the way they move and the expressions
on their faces. They can help us remember that old saying, "silence is
golden," meaning there is value in silence. Mimes can help us remember
to be considerate, to let others have their turn at talking and to not
interrupt (Prov 18:13). Mimes can also remind us to slow down and think
about what we are going to say. If we think before we talk, we are more
likely to say something smart or helpful, than saying something foolish or
___Additionally, when we slow down and are quiet for a while, it helps
us to pay attention. That leads to better understanding and that leads to
more wisdom. Then when we do speak, we can speak more wisely. We
might even use such wisdom that our words shine like "apples of gold in
settings of silver" (Prov 25:11)!
Prov 17:27 A man of knowledge uses words with restraint . . .
Prov 10:19 When words are many, sin is not absent, but he who holds his tongue
Prov 21:23 He who guards his mouth and his tongue keeps himself from calamity.
Additional Reference Verses
Prov 18:13 He who answers before listening--that is his folly and his shame.
Prov 25:11 A word aptly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver.
Even a fool is thought wise if he
keeps silent, and discerning if he
holds his tongue.
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