Monthly Archives: November 2012

Important Times to be Quiet – When You Want to Disagree

Disagreements and differences are a normal part of life.   They aren’t wrong, but necessary to help clarify a position and to challenge error.   When I state we ought to be quiet when we want to disagree I am not talking … Continue reading

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Important Times to be Quiet – When You Want to Retaliate

The primary purpose of the Bible is to present the story of redemption, how that sinners can be cleansed and changed.   It gives the answer to the question posed in Job 25:4 – “How then can man be justified with … Continue reading

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Important Times to be Quiet – When You Want to Criticize

One of the best feelings in the world for me is when I am tempted to say something that is critical of another person and come so ever close, but hold my words back.  Later on I feel a joy … Continue reading

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Important Times to be Quiet – When You are Uncertain of What Counsel to Give

Has anyone ever asked you for advice?   It can be very flattering, but giving wise counsel is one of the most important things you will ever do.  This is especially true from parent to child. What if your son or … Continue reading

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Important Times to be Quiet – When You are about to Make a Rash Promise

God is very serious about the promises He has made to us.   The Bible says He “cannot lie” (Titus 1:2) and that He is faithful to keep His Word (Philippians 1:6; I Thessalonians 5:24). He is just as serious … Continue reading

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Important Times to be Quiet – When You are Angry

Without question the most frequent times I have spoken and regretted it have been when I was angry.    Sadly, the vast majority of these times have been with my family.   Heated words hurt people and cause them to pull … Continue reading

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Important Times to be Quiet – Keeping a Confidence

All conversations are not equal.   Some carry more weight than others and can even determine the direction of one’s life – for good or bad.   Because of this reality it is crucial for us to learn to have discernment … Continue reading

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