“Our Words & Their Effect On Others”

Posted: April 30, 2021 in Uncategorized

The Psalmist David wrote, “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O LORD, my strength and my Redeemer” (Psalm 19:14). And, “Set a guard, O LORD, over my mouth; Keep watch over the door of my lips” (Psalm 141:3).

The Apostle Paul wrote, “Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, [graciously] forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you” (Ephesians 4:29-32 NKJV). “But if you [Christians] bite and devour one another, beware lest you be consumed by one another” (Galatians 5:15 NKJV)

The Lord’s Half Brother, James also had some words to say about our untamable tongues. Please read and/or listen to his words: https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/jas/3/1/s_1149001

Temptation. When a Christian is tempted by the devil to use corrupt/inappropriate/foul language, he/she must “put on the whole armor of God” and then use “the sword of the Spirit, which is the word [specific, appropriate words] of God” to counter the temptation (Ephesians 6:12-17). If we fail the test, we must confess it to God first and then claim His forgiveness (1 John 1:9; Proverbs 28:13). Then we should try to make things right with those whom we offended (James 5:16).

Omniscient. God is listening to everything we say and do, and knows what kinds of words are coming forth from our mouths. So, let’s all be a part of the “construction crew” rather than the “demolition crew”?

Help. We’re here to assist those who are teachable and willing to change (2 Timothy 2:2, 15; 3:16, 17). We can be reached through our website: www.kelseypeach.com.

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