¤Ever find yourself so angry you’re saying a lot of things you shouldn’t be saying,
¤or so shy you’re struggling to find appropriate words?
¤Or maybe just too embarrassed to speak at a point.
¤Oh well, it may be best to keep shut and communicate later.
¤Here are twenty instances where the Bible says its best to be quiet and not speak
WHEN TO BE SILENT
1. Be silent In the heat of anger – (Prov 14:17)
2. Be silent When you don’t have all the facts – (Prov 18:13)
3. Be silent When you haven’t verified the story – (Deut 17:6)
4. Be silent If your words will offend a weaker person – (1 Cor 8:11)
5. Be silent When it is time to listen – (Prov 13:1)
6. Be silent When you are tempted to make light of holy things – (Eccl 5:2)
7. Be silent When you are tempted to joke about sin – (Prov 14:9)
8. Be silent If you would be ashamed of your words later – (Prov 8:8)
9. Be silent If your words would convey the wrong impression – (Prov 17:27)
10. Be silent If the issue is none of your business – (Prov 14:10)
11. Be silent When you are tempted to tell an outright lie – (Prov 4:24)
12. Be silent If your words will damage someone else’s reputation – (Pro 16:27)
13. Be silent If your words will damage a friendship – (Prov 16:28)
14. Be silent When you are feeling critical – (James 3:9)
15. Be silent If you can’t say it without screaming it – (Prov 25:28)
16. Be silent If your words will be a poor reflection of the Lord or your friends and family – (1 Pt 2:21-23)
17. Be silent If you may have to eat your words later – (Prov 18:21)
18. Be silent If you have already said it more than one time – (Prov 19:13)
19. Be silent When you are tempted to flatter a wicked person – (Prov 24:24)
20. Be silent When you are supposed to be working instead – (Prov 14:23)
>>”WHOEVER GUARDS HIS MOUTH AND TONGUE KEEPS HIS SOUL FROM TROUBLES” – (Prov 21:23).
>>”BE STILL, AND KNOW THAT I AM GOD” (Ps 46:10)