Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Wisdom about when to keep your mouth shut:

Don't open your mouth:

  1. in the heat of anger - Proverbs 14:17
  2. when you don't have all the facts - Proverbs 18:13
  3. when you haven't verified the story - Deuteronomy 17:6
  4. if your words will offend a weaker brother - 1 Corinthians 8:11
  5. if your words will be a poor reflection of the Lord or your friends and family - 1 Peter 2:21-23
  6. when you are tempted to joke about sin - Proverbs 14:9
  7. when you would be ashamed of your words later - Proverbs 8:8
  8. when you are tempted to make light of holy things - Ecclesiastes 5:2
  9. if your words would convey a wrong impression - Proverbs 17:27
  10. if the issue is none of your business - Proverbs 14:10
  11. when you are tempted to tell an outright lie - Proverbs 4:24
  12. if your words will damage someone else's reputation - Proverbs 16:27
  13. if your words will destroy a friendship - Proverbs 25:28
  14. when you are feeling critical - James 3:9
  15. if you can't speak without yelling - Proverbs 25:28
  16. when it is time to listen - Proverbs 13:1
  17. if you may have to eat your words later - Proverbs 18:21
  18. if you have already said it more than one time - Proverbs 19:13
  19. when you are tempted to flatter a wicked person - Proverbs 24:24
  20. when you are supposed to be working instead - Proverbs 14:23

Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue,
keeps himself out of trouble. - Proverbs 21:23

*Thanks to my friend Teri for sharing this list!


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