If you are a person who thoroughly enjoys the sound of your own voice, you are in real danger spiritually-speaking. This is especially true if you are ignorant, misinformed, or thoroughly enamored with the trivial. It behooves you to promptly realize that the best explanation for why God gave you two ears and one mouth is so that you can listen twice as much as you talk. If you fail to do the math on this matter, God has a moniker for you—a prating fool.
The verb “prate” means to talk excessively and pointlessly; to babble; to utter empty or foolish talk. It is to have much to say about nothing of substance. It is to be fond of the cacophony of endless drivel your mouth can jabber. Instead of hearing and heeding God’s commands, you argue, you debate, you prate.
“A prating fool will fall” (Proverbs 10:8).
“A prating fool will fall” (Proverbs 10:10).
Don’t be a prating fool.