A [self-confident] fool has no delight in understanding but only in revealing his personal opinions and himself. Proverbs 18:2
Oh how foolish I've been in the past. My pride always wants to give my opinion. I share how right I am. Perhaps even stick my nose somewhere it doesn't belong because I consider my thoughts superior. My ways better.
From this verse I will only have delight in understanding. That means to stop looking for ways to improve. Stop the critical eye. Examine to understand. Close my mouth so I can hear and understand.
One of the places I saw the need the most in within me. I used to be very critical. Not as much anymore as the Holy Spirit has worked mightily in this area. I was trying to do the Holy Spirit's work when I decided what needed changed. How foolish is that?!!
Now I wait for the Holy Spirit to reveal what I need to understand. Either within me or with out. I seek to understand more through study of the Word. He opens my heart up to all He is doing within and with out me so I can have His understanding and delight in it.