From the Rector: Biblical Counsel

Here’s some helpful Biblical counsel for us all.

Don’t open your mouth when:

1. In the heat of anger

– Proverbs 14:17

  11. When you are tempted to tell an outright lie – Proverbs 4:24
2. When you don’t have all the facts

– Proverbs 18:13

  12. If your words will damage someone else’s reputation – Proverbs 16:27
3. When you haven’t verified the story

– Deuteronomy 17:6

  13. If your words will damage a friendship

– Proverbs 16:28

4. If your words will offend a weaker person

– 1 Corinthians 8:11

  14. When you are feeling critical

– James 3:9

5. When it is time to listen

– Proverbs 13:1

  15. If you can’t say it without screaming it

– Proverbs 25:28

6. When you are tempted to make light of holy things – Ecclesiastes 5:2   16. If your words will be a poor reflection of the Lord or your friends and family

– Peter 2:21-23

7. When you are tempted to joke about sin

– Proverbs 14:9

  17. If you may have to eat your words later

– Proverbs 18:21

8. If you would be ashamed of your words later – Proverbs 8:8   18. If you have already said it more than one time – Proverbs 19:13
9. If your words would convey the wrong impression – Proverbs 17:27   19. When you are tempted to flatter a wicked person – Proverbs 24:24
10. If the issue is none of your business

– Proverbs 14:10

  20. When you are suppose to be working instead – Proverbs 14:23

” Whoever guards his mouth & tongue keeps his soul from

troubles” – Proverbs 21:23

 

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