James 1:19-20. Someone once said we have two ears and only one mouth, so we ought to understand the wisdom behind God’s construction and listen twice more than we speak. As Abraham Lincoln once said, “Remain silent and the world may think you a fool; speak and remove all doubt.” I often say that preachers have one overwhelming occupational hazard: they keep their mouths open too long.
Silence is always good. When speaking, one should only say that which God may approve (1 Peter 4:11)