Proverbs 18:2

“A fool has no delight in understanding,
 But in expressing his own heart.”
Sometimes we fall into the thinking that we are our best lawyers.  But it is the “no one can defend me better than me” thinking that this verse calls foolish.  In that state of thinking we exalt ourselves.  We disregard everyone else because we are only concerned with our point of view.  But the Lord is faithful to fight our battles for us.  Wisdom and maturity is shown in someone that can be silent and listen.  A fool has no desire to understand.  We show respect for others out of respect for Christ first.
Application: Pray continually for a humble heart.