Speaking Circles Around
Wisdom's Corner
Speaking Circles Around

Adults sometimes discuss very important topics. When discussing important topics a person should make sure that he has some understanding of what he is talking about. But sometimes a person will discuss something that he really does not understand much about. He will just keep saying the same thing over and over. He may change the wording but he really never changes the content of what he is saying.This is sometimes referred to as talking in circles.

At other times a person may know much more about the topic than the other person. The person who knows much more can discuss the topic from many different angles. He can bring many things connected to the topic into the discussion which the other person cannot answer nor even discuss. This is known as talking circles around someone.

In Titus 2:15, we read, "These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee." The greek word translated 'despise' means 'talking around'.

We should make sure that we know the scriptures well enough that we will not let those who do not know the scriptures just talk in circles and confuse us. We should also know the scriptures well enough that we do not let others talk circles around us. We should keep studying our whole lives so that we will always know how to answer those with false Biblical arguments.

Until next time, keep reading your Bible. And if any of this is hard to understand, ask an adult to help you.

Mark McWhorter

Copyright 2001

Published by The Old Paths Bible School