Understanding Verse 144: Actions and Words

We hold in silence that which we hold most intimate, and aloud that which is less treasured.  The professing of love is no different; it is better to display it through action than to profess it alone. Action without words is evidence, words without action to compliment requires a great deal of faith and time to be trusted.  Words alone are indeed powerful, for the words are by faith what formed us all; it is the actions that gave us form itself. It is wise to be mindful of both actions and words, and the wise speak less than they act since it is the tongue that cuts both ways.  To understand love in silence is far more intimate than to boaster it aloud for public consumption.

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