Friday, March 2, 2012

Scripture of the Day - March 2, 2012

Ephesians 4:29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.

We need to take a closer look at this scripture because I think many of us don't understand what it means.
What is corrupt communication? Well, corrupt here means 1) rotten, putrefied 2) corrupted by one and no longer fit for use, worn out 3) of poor quality, bad, unfit for use, worthless.

We are instructed to not talk this way, and those who do are grieving God. Those who speak ill of others are grieving God. Those who bring division by gossip are grieving God. 

Folks seriously, if you have an issue with someone, you need to go to that person and talk it out, you don't go behind their back gossiping to whosoever will listen. You don't go behind their back complaining about them and tearing them down. (And by the way, those who listen are in just as bad a state.)

This kind of talk is worthless and unfit. It is rotten and only brings death, and it grieves God. You need to hold your tongue and let God fight your battle if you feel wronged. If you are truly wronged He will fight for you...I know this from experience.

Our words need to build people up, they need to lift people, they need to minister grace to those who hear. We need to personalize Ephesians 4:29 and make it our mantra (a word or phrase that is repeated often or that expresses someone's basic beliefs).

I will let no rotten, unfit, worthless communication proceed out of my mouth. Instead I will say only what will help someone, what will build them up. I will say only what will be pleasant to the ear so that those who hear me speak will say, how sweet are your words to my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth! (Psalm 119:103)

~Mary Hynes~

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