Don't Open Your Mouth When:
1 - In The Heat of Anger
Prov. 14:17, "He that is soon angry dealeth foolishly: and a man of wicked devices is hated."
2 - When You Don't Have All The Facts
Prov. 18:13, "He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him."
3 - When You Haven't Verified The Story
Deut. 17:6, "At the mouth of two witnesses, or three witnesses, shall he that is worthy of death be put to death; but at the mouth of one witness he shall not be put to death.
4 - If Your Words Will Offend A Weaker Person
1 Cor. 8:11, "And through thy knowledge shall the weak brother perish, for whom Christ died?"
5 - When It Is Time To Listen
Prov. 13:1, "A wise son heareth his father´s instruction: but a scorner heareth not rebuke."
The Same Words, from the same father, will be interpreted at Instruction or as Rebuke depending upon whether you are Wise or whether you are a Scorner.
6 - When You Are Tempted To Make Light of Holy Things
Eccl. 5:2, "Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart be hasty to utter any thing before God: for God is in heaven, and thou upon earth: therefore let thy words be few."
7 - When You Are Tempted To Joke About Sin
Prov. 14:9, "Fools make a mock at sin: but among the righteous there is favour."
8 - If You Would Be Ashamed of Your Words Later
Prov. 8:8, "All the words of my mouth are in righteousness; there is nothing froward or perverse in them."
9 - If Your Words Would Convey The Wrong Impression
Prov. 17:27, "He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit."
10 - If The Issue Is None of Your Business
Prov. 14:10, "The heart knoweth his own bitterness; and a stranger doth not intermeddle with his joy."
11 - When You Are Tempted To Tell An Outright Lie
Prov. 4:24, "Put away from thee a froward mouth, and perverse lips put far from thee."
12 - If Your Words Will Damage Someone Else's Reputation
Prov. 16:27, "An ungodly man diggeth up evil: and in his lips there is as a burning fire."
13 - If Your Words Will Damage A Friendship
Prov. 16:28, "A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends."
14 - When You Are Feeling Critical
Eph. 4:31, "Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:"
James 4:11, "Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of his brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law: but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge."
Titus 3:1-5, "Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work, 2 To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men. 3 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another. 4 But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, 5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;"
2 Peter 2:10, "But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous are they, selfwilled, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities."
Jude 8-9, "Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities. 9 Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee."
James 3:9, "Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God."
15 - If You Can't Say It Without Screaming It
Prov. 25:28, "He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls."
16 - If Your Words Will Be A Poor Reflection of The Lord or Your Friends And Family
1 Peter 2:21-23, "For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: 22 Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: 23 Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously:"
17 - If You May Have To Eat Your Words Later
Prov. 18:21, "Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof."
18 - If You Have Already Said It More Than One Time
Prov. 19:13, "A foolish son is the calamity of his father: and the contentions of a wife are a continual dropping."
19 - When You Are Tempted To Flatter A Wicked Person
Prov. 24:24, "He that saith unto the wicked, Thou art righteous; him shall the people curse, nations shall abhor him:"
20 - When You Are Suppose To Be Working Instead
Prov. 14:23, "In all labour there is profit: but the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury (poverty)"
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