Like the useless legs of one who is lame is a proverb in the mouth of a fool. Proverbs 26:7
This verse is interesting because it can apply to any of us. Am I saying that we are foolish? No, what I’m saying is that just because we have a wise saying or proverb doesn’t mean we have to use it.
For instance, if someone is experiencing the unexpected death of a loved one, it’s probably not a good idea to quote “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints” (Psalm 116:15) immediately after the fact. Why not? Well, people need to grieve. Again, the Scripture is accurate and true but I have found that people need some space.
Knowing when to say something is just as important as knowing what to say. We need the wisdom to distinguish between the two.