Sometimes, it’s best to say a few words or nothing at all.
Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps himself out of trouble (Prov. 21:23).
Be not rash with your mouth, nor let your heart be hasty to utter a word before God, for God is in heaven and you are on earth. Therefore let your words be few (Ecclesiastes 5:2).
He who has knowledge spares his words, and a man of understanding is of a calm spirit. Even a fool is counted wise when he holds his peace; when he shuts his lips, he is considered perceptive (Proverbs 17:27-28).
When words are many, transgression is not lacking, but whoever restrains his lips is prudent (Proverbs 10:19).
Do you see a man who is hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him (Proverbs 29:20).
My prayer today: Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth; Keep watch over the door of my lips (Psalm 141:3).