Biblical Advice On When To Be Silent

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When To Be Silent

“Whoever guards his mouth and tongue keeps his soul from troubles” – (Prov 21:23).

“A man shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth” – (Pro 13:2)

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 If your words

will damage a friendship – (Prov 16:28)

7. Be silent When you are

feeling critical – (James 3:9)

 

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 – (Prov 16:27)

 

13. Be silent If you can’t say

it without screaming it – (Prov 25:28)

14. Be silent If your words

will be a poor reflection of the Lord or your friends and family – (1 Pt 2:21-23)

15. Be silent If you may

have to eat your words later – (Prov 18:21)

16. Be silent If you have

already said it more than one time  – (Prov 9:13)

17.  Be silent When you are

tempted to make light of holy things – (Eccl 5:2)

18.  Be silent When you are

tempted to joke about sin – (Prov 14:9)

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)

 

Psa 46:10  Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.

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