Today, many females believe that it is a sign of weakness to remain silent when someone is being loud and disrespectful toward them. In actuality, it takes strength to stay silent during such times. Proverbs 26:4 says, “Do not answer a fool according to his folly, lest you also be like him.” According to this scripture, the person who refrains from getting into an argument is the wiser one.
“Even a fool, when [she] holdeth [her] peace, is counted wise: and [she] that shutteth [her] lips is esteemed a [woman] of understanding.” (Proverbs 17:28).
I know what you might be thinking, because I have thought it all before. I would start out trying to be quiet, and somewhere along the way, I would sit my knowledge of the scriptures to the side and speak my mind. That would ALWAYS turn out disastrous, and I would immediately be reminded of what I should have done in that situation. The great thing about grace and mercy is that we tend to get another chance to get it right. I kept trying, and honestly, I failed a few times, but when I finally did what God asked, I saw beautiful results.
Whether it was remaining silent with my husband, a family member, or someone else, when I put God’s word to the test and remained silent, I came out on top. I definitely suggest doing the same. Keep in mind, though, God doesn’t always want us to be silent. Sometimes, he gives us what to say. I just wouldn’t recommend speaking on your own, because we can get very emotional and sometimes say the wrong things. I wish you well on your journey to zipping those lips more often.
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