Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding. Proverbs 17:28
Everyone loves to be considered wise, sometimes we just don’t know what to say. But sometimes the best thing is to say nothing! Yes think about that, the Bible says “Even a fool can be considered wise when they keep their mouths shut” Wow if we only would take this advice and apply it to our lives
But nobody likes to hold their peace. Everyone wants to be loud and be heard, but is it really doing any good? When people are screaming and hollering in your face, are you really listening to them? No your just annoyed , even if that person might have a good thought or idea, they are already drowned out by the delivery of their message
And then we have the times when we should just keep our mouths shut. We’ve all been there, some people just want to argue or some people just want you to conform to their ideas without listening to yours. Sometimes its best to “Hold Your Peace” and move on. There are other times when maybe we don’t have all the information on a specific topic, and then it might be best to “Hold Our Peace” until we learn more and do more research. Often people get into debates that they have no idea what their talking about, and end up looking like fools. Its ok to walk away
Jesus said “If anyone is not willing to listen to you, Shake the dust off your feet and move on” (Matthew 10:14) Jesus didn’t say continue to argue with people , he just said move on. If people are not willing to listen , there will not be any productive communication. And sometimes the best thing to do is Hold Our Peace and move on! Amen!