Know When to Keep Your Mouth Mute

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Did you know that the words of our mouth as humans are very powerful? That they can make and destroy without even knowing. Therefore we should learn to know to speak and when to keep mute.

Below are 10 instances and situations you should guide your lips when you find yourself. I hope it helps.

In the heat of anger keep mute

A quick-tempered person does foolish things, and the one who devises evil schemes is hated. (Proverb 14:17)

When you don’t have all of the facts

To answer before listening— that is folly and shame. (Proverbs 18: 13)

When you haven’t verified the story Keep Mute

On the testimony of two or three witnesses, a person is to be put to death, but no one is to be put to death on the testimony of only one witness. (Deuteronomy 17:6)

If your words will offend a weaker brother keep mute

So this weak brother or sister, for whom Christ died, is destroyed by your knowledge. (1corinthians 8:11)

If your words will be a poor reflection of the Lord or  your friends and family

“He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth.” When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly. (1 Peter 2: 22-23)

When you are tempted to joke about sin

Fools mock at making amends for sin, but goodwill is found among the upright. (Proverbs 14:9)

When you would be ashamed of your words later

All the words of my mouth are just; none of them is crooked or perverse.(Proverbs 8:8)

When you are tempted to make alight of a holy thing

Do not be quick with your mouth, do not be hasty in your heart to utter anything before God. God is in heaven and you are on earth, so let your words be few.  (Ecclesiastes 5:2)

If your world would convey a wrong impression

The one who has knowledge uses words with restraint, and whoever has understanding is even-tempered. (Proverbs 17:27)

If the issue is none of your business keep mute

Each heart knows its own bitterness, and no one else can share it’s. (Proverbs 14:10)

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