Why is listening so important? - Communication - TouchPoints

Why is listening so important?

Proverbs 1:9What you learn from them will crown you with grace and be a chain of honor around your neck.

Listening helps us grow and mature.

Proverbs 5:13Oh, why didn’t I listen to my teachers? Why didn’t I pay attention to my instructors?

Listening helps keep us accountable.

Proverbs 2:1, 9My child, listen to what I say. . . . Then . . . you will find the right way to go.

Listening is essential to good decision making.

Proverbs 8:6“Listen to me! For I have important things to tell you.”

Listening keeps us from being closed-minded.

Exodus 18:24Moses listened to his father-in-law’s advice and followed his suggestions.

Job 29:21“Everyone listened to my advice.”

Listening shows that we respect others. It honors the words of others. There is something affirming about feeling that you’ve been listened to.

Proverbs 21:13Those who shut their ears to the cries of the poor will be ignored in their own time of need.

Listening is more than hearing; it’s connecting with others. It helps us know where they are coming from.