No Unwholesome Words
Do you speak unwholesome words? In my self-talk and in some of my regular speech, I’m a bit casual and can talk more like our culture than I care to admit. So this verse is a particular challenge and a prayer for me.
Fortunately, God still allows me to be a part of his kingdom. He has grace for me, but in the areas of anger, my choice of words and my diet, these are areas where I struggle. In this verse, we’re told what to do. I need to block these words. I need to be someone who ships grace, all the time. My selfishness dictates more than I care to admit. Rather, I need to take every thought under control (2 Corinthians 10:5). I’ve been careless with my thoughts for too long.
Let’s not give ourselves a pass here. Rather, ask God to show you how to stop your thoughts. Don’t let the word escape your mouth, but rather replace it with grace. I can’t just stop the words, I must replace them with something else. May I be a grace-speaker. When we transform our own way of talking and thinking, Jesus will become visible to our coworkers, customers, vendors and friends.
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