Themes in Proverbs: Discretion

Proverbs 2:11 Discretion will guard you, Understanding will watch over you,

Discretion: the quality of behaving or speaking in such a way as to avoid causing offense or revealing private information.

God’s word speaks about discretion as something we should strive for. How are we doing? Admittedly, it can be hard. Yet, we must realize the benefit of a constant state of discretion.

Proverbs tells us that our use of discretion, acting and speaking in ways that avoid offense, will set a protective guard around us. We are protected when we make an effort not to offend because we our using our words to build up rather than tear down.