I have been noticing arrogance more and more lately. I see it in folks who are more interested in sharing their own thoughts than understanding, when they are around wisdom rather than ask questions they lecture. I have seen that happen more times than I can count, and it always baffles me. It is the type of person who purports to know essentially everything. There is no topic on which they are not experts; questions are not a part of their repertoire. I have seen people like this talk incessantly in front of experts “informing” the expert on the expert’s specialty. Writing this Proverbs 18:2 came to mind.
The problem is I tend to do this myself. There have been too many times I have found myself speaking when I should have been listening. Reality is I do not know what I do not know. I am learning to ask more questions. I am learning that the gifts stuff in the Bible is real. There are people that I need to instruct me. I need to learn from them. That takes listening more than talking. It means questions rather than statements.