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Why is What I Say so Important?
How would you describe the way you talk?
Are your words positive, constructive, comforting, supportive, and uplifting?
Or are the words that come out of your mouth most often cutting, negative, and hurtful?
According to Proverbs 15:4 (TLB),
What does it mean to have a “wholesome” tongue? A tongue that speaks good of people and situations. A tongue that builds up people (yourself and others). A tongue that is gentle. A tongue that is kind. A tongue that builds others up.
Psalm 34:13-14(NIV) says,
The Bible makes it very clear in Matthew 12:36 (NIV) that we need to be careful about the things that we say:
We all need to give a little more thought to what we say before we say it. “Biblical speech” involves applying God’s Word to our lives daily. It means we allow the principles of scripture to influence our words and how we use them. It means we build people up, we use words of challenge in loving ways, we use words of grace.
Proverbs 21:23 (NIV) gives good advice –
Titus 3:2 (NIV) instructs us
According to God’s Word, our behavior and our words should reflect our devotion to God. We need to pay attention to the way we conduct ourselves! Our words impact our lives, the lives of others, and our relationship with God. Commit yourself to studying God’s Word and applying his principles to your speech.
Read Proverbs 15:4; Psalm 34:13-14; Matthew 12:36; Proverbs 21:23; Titus 3:2; Proverbs 16:24; Psalm 19:14
TAKE A STEP
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