Your face can tell a million stories. Agree or disagree? I personally disagree! When you decide you are not going to say something about a particular subject or have an opinion because it might enflame the whole argument, you don't say anything. That should show that you are not saying anything about the subject and no one can read your thoughts without judging you. But we do judge a person's thoughts, don't we? Therein lies a problem. Only God and you can judge or know your thoughts. The Psalmist said it this way in Psalms 139:2 You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar.
I had someone ask me my opinion about a very controversial subject and I decided to say nothing, but they judged my expression and said "I know what you are thinking!" WRONG!! You do not know what I am thinking because you are not God and you are not me. This form of control is just that CONTROL! Scarey!!
I find it best to not say anything without making sure I have a Word from God on the situation. Thus the scripture in James 1:19 Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry.
This slow succession of wisdom is what happens when we truly trust God for a word about something. If that process is out of order, then the anger takes over and the ears get closed, and all kinds of evil come out of the mouth. I sound like I know about this don't I? Well, I have limited experience in this subject. LOL!!
If you are trying to honor the wisdom of this verse don't get into judgment mode and try to read their mind. You cannot read their mind, so let them be silent and maybe some true wisdom will come out of their mouth after thinking about it. Don't try to read their mind even if they have a facial expression you think you can figure out. If you still don't believe me then read 1Corinthians 2:11 No one can know a person’s thoughts except that person’s own spirit, and no one can know God’s thoughts except God’s own Spirit.
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