Don't open your mouth when:

  1.  In the heat of anger
  - Proverbs 14:17

  2.  When you don't have all the facts
  - Proverbs 18:13

  3.  When you haven't verified the story
  - Deuteronomy 17:6

  4.  If your words will offend a weaker person
  - 1 Corinthians 8:11

  5.  When it is time to listen
  - Proverbs  13:1

  6.  When you are tempted to make light of holy things
  - Ecclesiastes 5:2

  7.  When you are tempted to joke about sin
  - Proverbs 14:9

  8.  If you would be ashamed of your words later
  - Proverbs 8:8

  9.  If your words would convey the wrong impression
  - Proverbs 17:27

  10. If the issue is none of your business
  - Proverbs 14:10

  11. When you are tempted to tell an outright lie
  - Proverbs 12:22

  12. If your words will damage someone else's reputation
  - Proverbs 16:27

  13. If your words will damage a friendship
  - Proverbs 16:28

  14. When you are feeling critical
  - James 3:9

  15. If you can't say it without screaming it
  - Proverbs 25:28

  16. If your words will be a poor reflection of the Lord or your
  friends and family     
  - Peter 2:21-23

  17. If you may have to eat your words later
  - Proverbs 18:21

  18. If you have already said it more than one time
  - Proverbs 19:13

  19. When you are tempted to flatter a wicked person
  - Proverbs 24:24

  20. When you are suppose to be working instead
  - Proverbs 14:23

  " Whoever guards his mouth & tongue keeps his soul from troubles" - Proverbs 21:23

I received this from a friend.  I thought it was too good not to share.  Our tongue is our biggest problem.  James even said, "But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison." We can't tame it, but it can be tamed by the Holy Spirit through yielding to Him and obeying His word.  

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