20 Reasons When You Need To Be Silent


God gave us mouth to speak truth and good words.Sometimes we are called to speak and we should talk with responsibility.But there are times where we need to Be Silent and here are those 20 Reasons.

1. Be Silent In The Heat Of Anger (Prov 14:17)
We say lot of foolish and regrettable things when we are in anger,once they are said we cannot take them back.Try not to say anything at that time and Be Silent.

2. Be Silent When You Don't Have All The Facts (Prov 18:13)
Do not answer to anything without listening completely. When someone is saying about anything which you may know or may not or you don't have complete knowledge on that, still listen to them first. Don't try to act smart as if you know everything and interrupt them in between.Some people go one step ahead and act even they don't know completely about that.You may be caught and will be ashamed when things go wrong.So, Be Silent.

3. Be Silent When You Haven't Verified The Story (Deut 17:6)
Don't judge anyone just by listening one side of the story. Try to know the truth, verify from others also before judging anyone until then Be Silent.

4. Be Silent If Your Words Will Offend A Weaker Person (1 Cor 8:11)
Sometimes we are convicted of what we know and our pressured need to speak up that we forget to think about how our hearer will be affected by what we feel pressured to say. If your words will offend or hurt hearer(s) then you need to Be Silent.

5. Be Silent When It Is Time To Listen (Prov 13:1)
There are times when we need to stop and listen. Sometimes we speak endlessly without giving a thought that in order for communication to be effective, we need feedback. The preacher in Ecclesiastes says there is time for everything including listening.

6. Be Silent When You Are Tempted To Make Light Of Holy Things (Eccl 5:2)
Please be silent when inclined to make light of holy things. 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.

7. Be Silent When You Are Tempted To Joke About Sin (Prov 14:9)
Fools mock at making amends for sin, So Be Silent

8. Be Silent If You Would Be Ashamed Of Your Words Later (Prov 8:8)
Only speak if you can be proud of your words later. Often times we speak without thinking and feel embarrassed later when sense returns.

9. Be Silent If Your Words Would Convey The Wrong Impression - (Prov 17:27)
King Solomon offers this wise counsel in Proverbs, “A man of knowledge uses words with restraint, and a man of understanding is even-tempered.”

10. Be Silent If The Issue Is None Of Your Business - (Prov 14:10)
The Bible cautions us against being busy bodies and instead living quiet lives. ~ 1 Timothy 5:13.

11. Be Silent When You Are Tempted To Tell An Outright Lie - (Prov 4:24)
Do not take Oaths and do not speak if speaking will lead you to lie. Silence in this situation is your way of escape. “Let your Yes be Yes and your No be No, or you will be condemned.” ~ James 5:12. “Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to his neighbor, for we are all members of one body.” ~ Ephesians 4:25

12. Be Silent If Your Words Will Damage Someone Else's Reputation - (Prov 16:27)
“Do not let unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.” ~ Ephesians 4:29

13. Be Silent If Your Words Will Damage Friendship - (Prov 16:28)
A perverse man stirs up dissension, and a gossip separates close friends.So, Be Silent

14. Be Silent When You Are Feeling Critical - (James 3:9)
Criticizing others does not build them up but tears them down; we are counseled to praise and not curse. With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, how can we curse/abuse with same tongue.If you do not have anything good to say, Be Silent.

15. Be Silent If You Can't Say It Without Screaming It - (Prov 25:28)
The Bible records, “Like a man whose walls are broken down is a man who lacks self control.” ~Proverbs 25:28. The same book in the bible says, “A gentle answer turns away wrath but a harsh word stirs up anger.” ~ Proverbs 15:1

16. Be Silent If Your Words Will Be A Poor Reflection Of The Lord Or Your Friends And Family - (1 Pt 2:21-23)
We are made in the image of God and our words should be a reflection of that image.

17. Be Silent If You May Have to Eat Your Words Later - (Prov 18:21)
“The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.” Be careful not to run your mouth to hell.

18. Be Silent If You Have Already Said It More Than One Time - (Prov 19:13)
One tends to be angry if they have already said something more than one time. You will be tempted to yell or speak hurtful words. You are better off staying silent and only speak when you are calm. I am guilty of this sin. On the flip side if you keep saying the same thing all time you become like an irritating constant dripping. ~ Proverbs 19:13

19. Be Silent When You Are Tempted To Fatter A Wicked Person - (Prov 24:24)
Better a friend who tells you the truth than one who flatters you.

20. Be Silent When You Are Supposed To Be Working Instead - (Prov 14:23)
These are the worst times to speak because our brains are craving sugar and rest. It is more likely that you will speak out of turn if you speak during these times.

Silence is sometimes golden. So, think before you speak.

What do you think some other reasons where we need to be Be Silent?