Proverbs 18:4 says this:
“Wise words are like deep waters; wisdom flows from the wise like a bubbling brook.”
The words we speak each day come from our character. Ask Â Â Â Â Â Â yourself…how deep is your water? Is your character rooted deeply within you so that your words reflect Him?
I laughed when I read that wisdom flows from the wise “like a Â Â Â Â Â bubbling brook”. Funny that it does not say “babbling brook”. Yes, sadly, pun was intended :))
A bubbling brook was meant to be “refreshing, like a flowing wadi in the desert.” (New American Commentary on Proverbs, page 164). A wadi is a riverbed that remained dry in the desert except for times of heavy rain. In the midst of a desert, a wadi would be a most desired find. It would bring life to a dehydrated person, possibly even save their life.
Babbling, on the other hand, refers to foolish or meaningless chatter.
May we aspire to be people whose words are wise, refreshing,Â Â Â Â Â bringing life to those that are listening.