A compare and contrast in our Ecclesiastes today about wisdom and foolishness and speaking calmly versus shouting.
Ecc 9:17 The words of the wise heard in quietness are better than the shouting of a ruler among fools.
The method in which a message is conveyed through speech has a much better chance of being understood if it is delivered quietly versus screamed.
We have all encountered screamers at one point or another, usually the one thing we take away is that the person was screaming, the tone of their voice was loud and they were unusually upset about something. That’s what we remember, we don’t actually remember what they were screaming about or what they were trying to tell us.
Solomon shows us that regardless of a person’s status, the tone in which a message is delivered can make a big difference, which is why we he states; wise words spoken quietly supersede a shouting ruler.
Next time we are making a point to someone or a group of people, we should keep in mind that our tone in which we deliver the message is really important, screaming and shouting can be very distracted to the viewer or listener.