Thursday, 22 September 2016

After I Read This, I Totally Know When To Be Silent

I found this article somewhere and it got me reflecting on how I have a lot to learn. I am still learning . . . 

When To Be Silent


Have you ever regretted something that you said? I know I have, so many times.

Here are some valuable tips to know when to stay 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)

May God help us keep our mouth shut when we have to. Amen.

"WHOEVER GUARDS HIS MOUTH AND TONGUE KEEPS HIS SOUL FROM TROUBLES."
 ~ Proverbs 21:23

God bless your day!
Stay positive.


Posted by Nwamaka Ajaegbu 
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