Being quiet in the AM

We all know that rude person. We see them everywhere. They’re at stop lights, grocery stores, on telephones, etc. As we travel through this life we will interact with many a rude person. It is our duty to remain calm and not allow that person to steal our peace.

On the other hand, we must also make sure that we are not rude. Consideration for others is essential. We are taught to love one another. And the Bible clearly teaches that we should not be a stumbling block in another’s way. We should keep the emotions of others in mind and adjust our behavior accordingly.

Proverbs 25:20 says, "As he that taketh away a garment in cold weather, and as vinegar upon nitre, so is he that singeth songs to an heavy heart " If someone is not in the best of spirits, being exuberantly happy around them, isn’t going to make things better for them. There is nothing wrong with being happy and singing songs, but discretion is advised when around those who may not share your enthusiasm.

Do you know those people who declare every a.m. that they are not morning people. Perhaps you’re not a morning person. If that is the case, you may like Proverbs 27:14, "He that blesseth his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, it shall be counted a curse to him." There you have it. The wisdom of Solomon: Be quiet in the morning.

In conclusion, we should be courteous to others. We must be mindful of them, and perhaps curb a behavior they find annoying, even if there is nothing wrong with it. We are responsible for our actions and our reactions, but we do not want to cause a brother to stumble. So I would like to encourage you, be mindful of those around you, and maybe keep it down in the mornings. (for the sake of the non-morning person)

If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men. – Romans 12:18

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