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When to be Silent

When to be Silent

The 20 pointers below suggest the time when silence should be golden in our affairs and dealings with fellow humans.

And the Bible says…

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

– Author Unknown

Meditation: Whoever guards his mouth and tongue keeps his soul from troubles.Proverbs 21:23

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