“A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards.”
There is a time to speak, but also a time to be still and quiet.
Wisdom allows us to discern which action is appropriate for any given time.
“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven… A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.”
The foolishness of our flesh urges us to utter our entire mind, especially when we should keep our mouth shut.
“The beginning of the words of his mouth is foolishness: and the end of his talk is mischievous madness. A fool also is full of words: a man cannot tell what shall be; and what shall be after him, who can tell him?”
If we study to be quiet, we can be more effective in reaching the lost.
1 Thessalonians 4:11-12
“And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you; That ye may walk honestly toward them that are without, and that ye may have lack of nothing.”
We would be wise to keep our opinions to ourselves and allow God to work in our situation as only He can.
“Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.”
Nehemiah 13 | Hebrews 9 | Proverbs 1
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