“25 So put away your lies and speak the truth to one another because we are all part of one another. 29 Don’t let even one rotten word seep out of your mouths. Instead, offer only fresh words that build others up when they need it most. That way your good words will communicate grace to those who hear them.” Ephesians 4:25, 29 The Voice
What are good words? According to this scripture, they are words that build others up when they need it most. They communicate grace. We are warned of a time that some will abandon their faith and follow deceiving spirits and demonic teachings. We are to be wise and not accept lies but speak the truth. We are called to reinforce truth in faith and good teachings. We are called to cling to God’s Word for our hope, our strength and salvation. We are called to speak this truth in love and to bind ourselves together not splinter the body of Christ.
Father, I pray that I will be wary of words designed to maliciously tear the body of Christ apart. Please help me be careful to honor You in my words and actions. I pray that I will be a reflection of You, Your Word and Your Holy Son that died on the cross for me. Help me love like You. Help me see with Your eyes how precious each and every person is to You.
1 Timothy 4:1-2, Ephesians 4:15-16, Colossians 3:8-10, James 3:2-8