Proverbs 10:19, 11:12, 21:23 NIV 2011
Sin is not ended by multiplying words, but the prudent hold their tongues.
Whoever derides their neighbor has no sense, but the one who has understanding holds their tongue.
Those who guard their mouths and their tongues keep themselves from calamity.
Proverbs showed believers ways to live lives wisely. Less is always more in many conversational gatherings. Job knew he’d done nothing wrong when his life changed. Job 1:22, “In all this, Job did not sin by charging God with wrongdoing.” He asked for God’s help to remain still even when that was difficult. Job 6:24, “Teach, me, and I will be quiet; show me where I have been wrong.” David knew the Lord alone would keep him quiet during times of stress. Psalm 34:13, “keep your tongue from evil and your lips from telling lies.” God alone knows everything.
In the airline industry certain things we know because we need to know them. They are not privy to the public. In the aftermath of September 11th, there was much I couldn’t share with my husband but he knew I knew the answers. Sometimes that is true in my daily life. I want to know something but God doesn’t share the answer. I then turn to this Scripture: Psalm 141:3, “Set a guard around my mouth, Lord, keep watch over the door of my lips.” God’s Word reveals God already knows everything.
How do you deal with only knowing what’s needed?