Don't Open Your Mouth When:

@byfaithonly (10716)
United States
April 11, 2007 5:56am CST
1. In the heat of anger Proverbs 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 Proverbs 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 Deuteronomy 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 Corinthians 8:11 And through thy knowledge shall the weak brother perish, for whom Christ died? 5. When it is time to listen Proverbs 13:1 A wise son heareth his father's instruction: but a scorner heareth not rebuke. 6. When you are tempted to make light of holy things Ecclesiastes 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 Proverbs 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 Proverbs 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 Proverbs 17:27 Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding. 10. If the issue is none of your business Proverbs 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 Proverbs 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 Proverbs 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 Proverbs 16:28 A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends. 14. When you are feeling critical 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 Proverbs 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: Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: 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 Proverbs 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 Proverbs 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 Proverbs 24:24 He that saith unto the wicked, Thou are righteous; him shall the people curse, nations shall abhor him: 20. When you are suppose to be working instead Proverbs 14:23 In all labour there is profit: but the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury. " Whoever guards his mouth & tongue keeps his soul from troubles" Proverbs 21:23
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@slickcut (8141)
• United States
11 Apr 07
Hello Faith,I am sure at one time or another i was like this you are speaking of,but I do not get angry fast,it usually takes a lot to get me all upset/When i was younger i did get upset a lot easier than i do now.As i have gotten older things don't bother me as much as they use to.I was always use to saying what i felt,but now days i seem to let a lot roll off my back.I was in a bad relationship for a long time where there was much arguments,and i got tired of that and now it seems that i have kicked the habit.Thank God for that.I usually keep my cool these days and if i don't like something i have learned to avoid it.There has been several discussions lately about this same subject.It states in the bible that a man that can bridle his tongue can control his whole body.I have to admit i have been guilty in the past.I am not currently living full time in my home,but have been where i am for about 10 months while my husband has being treated for his illness..we have had company come to see us twice,and they want to come again in a few days due to activities here in this town.well these friends are women friends of mine that i have known for years...Now my husband gets angry because he smokes and this one friend of mine cannot stand smoke and this irratated him to pieces..He feels that if she don't like smoke let here stay elsewhere ..I agree with him to a point but at the same time i see that smoking is really offendsive to others.Instead of getting all upset like him,i will just tell her that he feels like he don't want her to interfer with his smoking.but again i might just be gone to avoid the conflict,im not sure yet what i will do..I do think my age has a lot to do with my temper really.I seem to try to handle situations now days as they come rather than getting angry as i use to when i was younger...I think as we age we mellow out a lot.
• United States
11 Apr 07
..yep, the bible says the tongue is of all things, the hardest thing to tame, and it can stir up or ignite a mighty fire!
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@gharinder (2044)
• India
11 Apr 07
that's really great byfaith, well i am not a very talkative person, i usually love to talk a lot with my friends, but still these are great advices since some people talk a lot and are not good listners at all. also, i think at one or at the other pints in our lives, sometimes we really do mistakes, so its always good "to think before we speak"
@Acts238girl (2088)
• United States
11 Apr 07
These are definitely words to live by.I am someone that is slow to anger.The Bible says we can be angry but sin not(not sure what verse).The Bible also says in James 3:6 And the tongue is a fire,a world of iniquity:so is the tongue among our members,that it defileth the whole body,and setteth on fire the course of nature:and it is set on fire fo hell.In verse 8 But the tongue can no man tame;it is unruly evil,full of deadly poison.We need to be very careful of what we say and how we say it.Thanks for posting this discussion.I really enjoyed the scriptures you picked out.
@acquaria (719)
• Italy
11 Apr 07
bla bla bla... - We are always able to speak,but not to listen
a very interesting discussion!!!I always repeat to myself: Before speaking,count to 10,then you can speak. I try to follow this way,but sometimes it's very difficult specially when I have in front of me persons who are not listening what are you talking about....
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
11 Apr 07
EXCELLENT, superb advice to live by. If we'd all keep even just half those guidelines, what a wonderful world we would live in! thank you for this!
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@charms88 (7543)
• Philippines
12 Apr 07
1. I zip my mouth when I'm upset. I will quietly sulk around but I never open my mouth. 2. I don't go on accusing somebody without knowing the whole truth. I believe that truth will prevail and will come out of its own. 3. When two friends are quarreling, I will insist on the facts first before giving my advice. 4. I'm not sure if I have offended anybody with my words. If I have, then, I will readily apologize without hesitation. 5. I'm a very good listener. I have two long ears so better use it properly, LOL! 6. As always, I keep my faith with God privately. I don't like going around preaching or anything of such nature. 7. This is one thing I really hate about. People make mistakes and are sinners and there's nothing funny about it. 8. There are times that I tend to speak without thinking. If I hurt somebody by being tactless at times, again, I will apologize right away. 9. This happened from time to time. I might be saying things without any evil thoughts but the others can get the wrong impression. 10. I don't involve myself in anybody's business not unless they need my help. 11. Oh, this is hard. I'm guilty of doing this for a reason. 12. Luckily, I'm not a bunny who keeps hopping saying bad things to others. 13. As far as I'm concerned, my friends are still with me. We respect each other. 14. I tend to be critical, but I don't say it out loud. 15. I have a very soft spoken voice. Even when I'm angry, I don't sound angry. 16. I don't know if my words are a poor reflection to God or to anyone. I hope I'm not. 17. This happened to me one time and I regretted it so much. 18. If I said something, I don't like to repeat it again. 19. Oh, no, I don't like to be with a wicked person. 20. When I work, I work. If there's something needed to talk or ask about, then I open my mouth. Most of the times, I work quietly. Don't like to see all the papers piling on my desk, LOL!
@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
22 Apr 07
Some very very good advice here - am going to save this list for myself, thanks charms.
@villageanne (8554)
• United States
11 Apr 07
This is so true. Once you say something it is imposible to take it back. The touge is a small thing but it makes so very large errors. Thanks for the reminder.
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• United States
11 Apr 07
This is a wonderful discussion. Thanks for sharing it with me.
• Tanzania
12 Apr 07
God bless you,i like and interest to all the scripture you wrote because it is a word from the God's mouth,when we need to talk to God we must talk to him through prayer and when God need to talk to us he talk through bible His word is true and innocent.I thank you for being to God side and i encourage you to teach many through this my lot session because all of the world is just blind,you know the is like the city.One city and this city is dark,there are no light in the city so the people can see the things as really they are.so we are required to light our city to let the things be perfect as they really are.Jesus told us that Our light must shine before others so they can see our good works and they will praise God.add comments
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@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
11 Apr 07
Yes well this is right that we should not open our mouths when we are angry as nearly always the wrong words will come out that we do not mean at all. We should always listen and think before saying anything I do believe in these proverbs and know that we should follow in the Lord's ways. And these versus are very true in the way that we have to change our ways and follow Jesus ways of teaching us the right way to approach our lives.
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• United States
11 Apr 07
Those are good words of wisdom and what better place to get them but from the Bible. If people would instill these into everyday life there would be a lot less heartache in the world. As always you have started a very worthwhile discussion.
@flowerchilde (12520)
• United States
11 Apr 07
That was great! And (of course) is so true! I plan to print that, it's just too good not to..! [thanks!]
@gberlin (3836)
18 Apr 07
I like these. Some of them I have used in my class. Thanks for sharing them!
@liuchuqi (32)
• China
12 Apr 07
"I take no joy in this. It's not a particularly happy moment, but it needed to happen," he said. "I can't ignore the fact that there is a very long list of inappropriate comments, of inappropriate banter, and it has to stop."
@Kristien (78)
• China
12 Apr 07
I'd better remember what you said here,I think it's very useful to me...
@kurtbiewald (2628)
• United States
12 Apr 07
ok, those are interesting I beleive most of that #6 and #18 are getting me excited kind of maybe I will have read that bible story
@aprilgrl (4460)
• United States
11 Apr 07
This is so true thanks for sharing.
@peavey (16332)
• United States
11 Apr 07
Wow, that's a great list. Thanks for posting it!
@BunGirl (2639)
• United States
11 Apr 07
Excellent list here, and something surely we all need to remember!