“Do not let unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only that is wholesome for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen” – Ephesians 4:29 (NIV).
In many places whenever folks are involved in a conflict situation usually it doesn’t take long and a language that is not just negative but just as abusive sets in. This kind of talk for some reason makes certain people feel vindicated as they pour scorn on the one they love to hate.
As believers it is easy to be drawn into such unhealthy talk especially where we have a case against the target. In some instances we might also add in a word or two from our choice vocabulary.
But then that is wrong. There is no good that comes out of pouring scorn on those who we may not look at things from the same page. Rather we ought to find ways to bless even those we disagree with. And if we can’t resist better to hold one’s mouth. “When words are many, sin is unavoidable, but he who restrains his lips is wise” ( Proverbs 10:19, NASB).
Prayer for today: Lord Father God of Abraham in heaven, today I pray in the mighty name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, that my tongue may always glorify you.