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20 Reasons When to Keep Your Mouth Shut

20 Reasons When to Keep Your Mouth Shut – Don’t Open Your Mouth! Includes Bible verses too!

20 Reasons When to Keep Your Mouth Shut

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Proverbs 21:23 “Whosoever keepeth his mouth and his tongue, keepeth his soul from trouble.”

  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 proof reflection of the Lord or your friends and family. Peter 2:21-23
  6. When you are tempted to joke about sin. Proverbs 14:9
  7. When you would be ashamed of your words later. Proverbs 8:8
  8. When your 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. If your words will destroy a friendship. Proverbs 25:28
  14. When you are feeling critical. James 3:9
  15. If you can’t speak without yelling. Proverbs 25:28
  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 suppose to be working instead. Proverbs 14:23

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Check out these post of interest:

  1. The Tongue
  2. Before you Speak … THINK! Acronym
  3. 31 Day Proverbs Challenge

Not sure who came up with this list. If someone knows, let me know and I will give credit where credit is due.

Before you speak … THINK! (acronym)

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My name is Steve Patterson and I am saved through the blood of Jesus Christ. I have been blogging at Courageous Christian Father since 2012, however, I have been blogging since around 2004. At church I help with the youth, van ministry, ushering or wherever else needed. Currently, I am working on my bachelors of theology. I am a father of an adult child. I work as a graphic designer. I also love listening to nothing but Christian Music. I am an Eagle Scout class of 1994. Once an Eagle, Always an Eagle.

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