He who restrains his words has knowledge, and he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding.
Even a fool, when he keeps silent, is considered wise;
When he closes his lips, he is considered prudent. Proverbs 17:27-28
Sometimes, not saying too much is a virtue. This proverb reminds us that being calm, cool, and restrained in speech is a wise way to live. Have your words ever gotten you in to trouble? Mine have! One of the byproducts is that others will actually think we are wise.
Do I speak too much? How cool is my spirit?
God, I want my words to matter. Help me speak when You want me to speak and remain silent when it is prudent. I trust that my silence (when you desire it) can still accomplish Your will.