More or Less?

More or Less?

Passage: Ecclesiastes 6:11
Service Type:

Wanna hear a joke? Wanna hear a joke for smart people?

Heard about that new band called 1023 MB? 

They haven't had any gigs yet.

It's funny because: A gigabyte is a measure of data equal to 1,024 MB. As you can see, the band is only 1,023 MB — they haven't had any "gigs" yet.

It's on this list because: A lot of people probably thought one GB is a nice, round 1,000 MB.

Get wisdom; get insight;

    do not forget, and do not turn away from the words of my mouth.

Do not forsake her, and she will keep you;

    love her, and she will guard you.

The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom,

    and whatever you get, get insight.

Prize her highly, and she will exalt you;

    she will honor you if you embrace her.

She will place on your head a graceful garland;

    she will bestow on you a beautiful crown.”

Proverbs 4:6-9

knowledge - facts, information, and skills acquired by a person through experience or education; 

wisdom - the quality of having experience, knowledge, and good judgment

Example: One common illustration of the difference goes something like this: knowledge is understanding that a tomato is botanically a fruit. Wisdom is knowing not to put a tomato in a fruit salad!

The more the words,

    the less the meaning,

    and how does that profit anyone?

Ecclesiastes 6:11

positive correlation

Example: Uncle Ken: Are we any better off having all this information at the tip of our fingers?

1. Is it wise to know this?

In relation to the media

WhatsApp (unlimited messages to return and respond to)

Facebook (how many friends can you really have?)

News (cut down on media intake)

We have to be able to discern what is best…

And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ

Philippians 1:9-10

SO FAR, we’ve talked about what we take in.

Let’s spin it around and think about what we put out. 

The more the words,

    the less the meaning,

    and how does that profit anyone?

Ecclesiastes 6:11

to my own tongue

2. Is it wise to say this?

Example: I have to say what’s on my mind!! Really?

It is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but what comes out of the mouth; this defiles a person.”

Matthew 15:11

Getting all cranked up.

Even a fool who keeps silent is considered wise; when he closes his lips, he is deemed intelligent.

Proverbs 17:28

When words are many, transgression is not lacking, but whoever restrains his lips is prudent.

Proverbs 10:19 

Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips!

Psalm 141:3



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