When to keep your mouth Shut.

Ouch.  This was a necessary share for Meee today & with that, I will let the Word of God speak.

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 & family. (1 Peter 2:21-23
  6. When you are tempted to joke about sin.  (Proverbs 14:19)
  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’s reputation.  (Proverbs 16:27)
  13. When you feel that YOU need to be right.  (Titus 3:9-11)
  14. When you are feeling critical.  (James 3:9)
  15. If you can’t speak without yelling.  (Proverbs 15:1)
  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 (then it becomes nagging).    (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)

“The tongue has the power of life & death and those who love it will eat its fruit.”   (Proverbs 18:21)

“He who guards his mouth & his tongue guards himself from troubles.”                     (Proverbs 21:23 AMP)

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