In chapter 2 of Keep It Shut, we encounter an example of someone who used his words---and sometimes his silence---wisely and strategically; the Old Testament character, Joseph. Glance back over this portion in the book (pp. 26-37) and then answer the following questions:
What stands out to you most about the way Joseph behaved when it comes to the words he uttered or even the times he remained silent? Did you learn anything new that you hadn't discovered about him before?
Karen listed several cues we can take from Joseph's life. Which most resonated with you? Reflect on what is happening in your life currently that made that particular cue/statement speak to you.
- Beware of bragging--and the impact of your good news might have on others
- Say what honors God, not what other people want to hear
- Realize that lies are the minuscule snowflakes in a monumental snowball
- Give God credit where credit is due
- Watch your words in the workplace
- Just because you have a reason to retaliate does not mean you're justified in doing so
- Don't be God
- Do be nice
Tomorrow is Friday!