Tuesday, January 27, 2009

When To Keep Your Mouth Shut

my mom ran across this list of "when to shut up" when i was like 8 years old. && i went through a couple of old boxes with loves letters school pics and what not && i found it again....thought id share. It's a christian based list that gives bible verses with them as well [[sorry they're not postd but if anyone wants a verse comment && i'll respond.

so remember to not open your mouth:

  • In the heat of anger
  • When you don't have all the facts
  • When you haven't verified the story
  • If your words will be a poor reflection of the Lord or your friends && family
  • When you are tempted to joke about a sin
  • When you are tempted to make light of holy things
  • If you would be ashamed of your words later
  • If you would convey a wrong impression
  • If the issue is none of your business
  • When you are tempted to tell an outright lie
  • If your words will change someone's reputation
  • If your words would destroy a friendship
  • When you are feeling critical
  • If you can't speak without yelling
  • If you can't eat your words later
  • If you've already said it more than one time (it becomes nagging)
  • When you are tempted to flatter a weak person
  • When you are suppose to be working instead

Proverbs 21:23, "Whoso keepth his mouth and his tongue, keepth his soul from trouble."


  1. So true, wish kids of nowadays follow this!

  2. Preach. I need to send this list to quite a few people... and take heed of a few myself lol.

  3. hey britt,
    i answered your question. check it out

  4. this is something i need to remember