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
Okay, we all know how hard it is to refrain from saying something to someone that you REALLY want to say. But the Word of God cautions and instructs us to say only those things that are helpful for building someone up or may benefit those who are listening. Many times are we instructed in God’s Word to be careful about what we say – I think it’s because its something we all battle with on a continual basis. Let us be led by the Spirit of God before we speak, certainly words can’t be taken back once they’re out there.
I encourage you to watch your tongue and determine to be led by God’s Spirit – saying only those things that are wholesome and edifying. Be cautious, careful and most of all compassionate.
c/2007 Candie A. Price