(HT: T-Wax)1. When you have no idea what to sayProverbs 17:28: "Even a fool who keeps silent is considered wise; when he closes his lips, he is deemed intelligent."2. When you're wrongly accused1 Peter 2:23: "When he was reviled, he did not revile in return."
Isaiah 53:7: "He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth."3. When you're madProverbs 25:28: "Like a city whose walls are broken through is a person who lacks self-control."4. When you're confused about lifeLamentations 3:25–28: "The Lord is good for those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him. It is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord . . . Let him sit alone in silence when it is laid on him; let him put his mouth to the dust—there may yet be hope."5. When you wouldn't want someone else to find out you said itLuke 12:3: "Therefore whatever you have said in the dark shall be heard in the light, and what you have whispered in private rooms shall be proclaimed on the housetops."6. When you don't really mean itProverbs 3:28: "Do not say to your neighbor 'Go, and come again, tomorrow I will give it,' when you have it with you."7. When you can't stop yearning for the good old daysEcclesiastes 7:10: "Say not, why were the former days better than these? For it is not from wisdom that you ask this."8. When you have a lot to do and you don't like itPhilippians 2:14: "Do all things without grumbling or complaining."9. When the timing is wrongProverbs 25:11: "A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in setting of silver."10. When you don't have anything to say that gives grace
Ephesians 4:29: "Let no corrupt talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear it."
Monday, November 25, 2013