What price would you be willing to pay in order to be accepted, to fit in? Sometimes we do this by remaining silent. If I looked I could list a number of places in Proverbs that would endorse this behavior, verses having to do with avoiding anger and conflict. Then there is my favorite,
(Pro 17:28 KJV) Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.The Bible is okay with us keeping our mouth shut. The problem seems to be when we open it. I know I have times when I need the last word. I also realize that I rarely simply say, “I don’t know,” and leave it at that. I always seem to need to add, “but...” and share my wisdom. That is not approved.
So? Simple. Most of the time, keep your mouth shut. Now if I could only practice what I am preaching.