The Sanctity of Silence

Many of us struggle with trying to not talk too much. After all, we have such important things to say (tongue in cheek)! Here are some thoughts that can help:

Admonitions to not talk too much

" …study to be quiet…"(From I Thessalonians 4:11).

"…let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak…."(From James 1:19)

"…Let the words of my mouth,……..be acceptable in Thy sight, O LORD,…"

Advantages of not talking too much

1). It is a great compliment to someone for us to truly listen to him or her. 2). We may learn something. 3). It may be a ministry if we give someone an opportunity to unburden his or her heart. 4). It affords time for us to think if what we were about to say would be better left unsaid. 5). It can even cause some folk to consider us wise. "Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise, and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding"  (Proverbs 17:28). 6). It is an act of discipline.

Selah! If we can't listen to people, how can we expect to listen to God?    Ron

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