“Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.”- Ephesians 4:29
This is the verse for today on Biblegateway.com. This is surely a topic that most of us can relate to. It is often very difficult to keep your mouth in line with God’s Word. Let’s face it we are bombarded with talk in our society. We’ve got talk shows, reality shows, talk radio, blogs, cell phones, text messaging….the list goes on. Everybody is talking about something! Whether its their opinion on the latest issues, the O.J. debauchle, the presidential election, the scandals- Juanita Bynum, Paula White, what’s going wrong in the church, everyone has a voice. But its interesting that the Bible says not to let any unwholesome talk come out of our mouths – but only those things that are helpful. Only the things that will build someone up or benefit someone else! WHEW!!! I know I fall short in that area.
As Christians we have to take God’s Word and apply it to every area of our lives – not just the areas WE think they apply to. Be careful that what you say today is wholesome – that it’s going to benefit someone, that its going to meet a need. Otherwise, Hush!