The January 9th, 2017 word of the day from Dictionary.com is crepitate, which has the definition; "to make a crackling sound; crackle."
Ecclesiates 7:3 (NASB95) says, 5 "It is better to listen to the rebuke of a wise man than for one to listen to the song of fools. 6 For as the crackling of thorn bushes under a pot, so is the laughter of the fool; and this too is futility."
My challenge to you for today is to consider if are you listening to the right voices of influence in your life. Are you listening to those who have your best interests in mind? Even though a "rebuke" (verse 5) is difficult to hear, the outflow of the rebuke can be to build character, integrity, or right actions in the future. I hope you are listening to those who have true wisdom. Consider taking some time today to reflect over the list of those that you allow to speak into your life. Have a time of true self-reflection to determine if they have your best interests in mind. You may be challenged to put some boundaries in place with those who would fall into the category of "fools" (verse 5 and 6).
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