When to Keep Your Mouth Shut

“Never miss a chance to shut up.” – Will Rogers

Will Rogers was a smart man. God also has some advice on when to shut up…

Don’t open your mouth when:

In the heat of anger – Proverbs 14:17

When you don’t have all the facts – Proverbs 18:13

When you haven’t verified the story – Deuteronomy 17:6

If your words will offend a weaker person – Deuteronomy 17:6

When it is time to listen – Proverbs 13:1

When you are tempted to make light of holy things – Ecclesiastes 5:2

When you are tempted to joke about sin – Proverbs 14:9

If you would be ashamed of your words later – Proverbs 8:8

If your words would convey the wrong impression – Proverbs 17:27

If the issue is none of your business – Proverbs 14:10

When you are tempted to tell an outright lie – Proverbs 17:27

If your words will damage someone else’s reputation – Proverbs 16:27

If your words will damage a friendship – Proverbs 16:28

When you are feeling critical – James 3:9

If you can’t say it without screaming it – Proverbs 25:28

If your words will be a poor reflection of the Lord, friends or family – Peter 2:21-23

If you may have to eat your words later – Proverbs 18:2

If you have already said it more than one time – Proverbs 19:13

When you are tempted to flatter a wicked person – Proverbs 24:24

When you are supposed to be working instead – Proverbs 14:23

“Whoever guards his mouth and tongue keeps his soul from troubles.” – Proverbs 21:12

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