I have a size 10 mouth, coincidentally the same size as my feet. Those who know me personally know that there are times when I should be quiet and I*m not and times when I should speak and do not. Pray for me about this and I will pray for you about it. Here is the key. We should speak what, when and where the Lord wants us to speak and we should remain silent when He wants us to be silent. We should consult Him in our thoughts about when to speak and when to be quiet.
Psalms 139:2: Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off.
Psalms 141:3: Set a watch, O LORD, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.
2 Timothy 4:2: Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.
Ecclesiastes 3:1: To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: 7 A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
Acts 19:36: Seeing then that these things cannot be spoken against, ye ought to be quiet, and to do nothing rashly.
Proverbs 18:13: He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him.
1 Thessalonians 4:11: And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you;
2 Thessalonians 3:12: Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread.
1 Timothy 2:2: For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
1 Peter 3:4: But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.
The following devotional material is taken from Today With The King, written by Robert A. Cook. Copyright © 2017. All rights reserved. Used with written permission.