(Let Your Communication Be Edifying Always)
TO THE BIBLE: Ephesians 4:29 AMPC
“Let no foul or polluting language, nor evil word nor unwholesome or worthless talk [ever] come out of your mouth, but only such [speech] as is good and beneficial to the spiritual progress of others, as is fitting to the need and the occasion, that it may be a blessing and give grace (God’s favor) to those who hear it.”
Some young people think it’s cool to use bad words in addressing one another. They even go as far as learning these words just to use them against others. That’s wrong! In very instructive and categorical terms, the Spirit of God, through the Apostle Paul admonishes us not to engage in unwholesome or corrupt communication. Rather, the words that proceed out of your lips should be words that’ll render healing to a broken heart, courage to the discouraged, and comfort to the afflicted.
The Bible let’s us know that a perfect man is one who doesn’t offend in word (James 3:2). His words are consistent with God’s Word. When he speaks, his hearers are blessed, uplifted and edified. That’s because his words are seasoned with grace.
Some people are so used to criticising others instead of blessing and praying for them. Make a deliberate decision to keep away from destructive criticisms. Let your words be kind and affectionate. Refuse to have itching ears for gossip, and don’t company with those who are fond of discussing the affairs of others: “And besides they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house, and not only idle but also gossips and busybodies, saying things which they ought not” (1 Timothy 5:13).
Thus as a Christian, choose to communicate like your heavenly Father. Let your words concerning people be graceful, inspiring, motivating and encouraging.
Proverbs 15:23; Isaiah 50:4; Colossians 4:6
I consciously speak only words that minister grace and edify the hearer. I refuse to engage in any unwholesome or defaming communication; through the help of the Spirit, my words are inspiring, motivating, encouraging and always full of grace!
Daily Bible Reading
1 Thessalonians 1-2:1-16, Isaiah 54-56
Hebrews 5:1-14, Ezekiel 5-6
Check your dictionary app and learn new words that are wholesome and nice for communication.
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