Monday, September 04, 2006

Morning Thoughts - Mind Your Language

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)

This verse is often used to ‘encourage’ people not to swear or use abusive language. What really is abusive language though? It’s easy to tell people not to swear, it’s harder to show people how to speak positively. Some of the most hurtful things that are said don’t contain an expletive at all! It’s easy to want to give people a piece of our mind or tell them what they can do with their suggestion. The real challenge is to check if we can consistently say things that help to build others by what they need for their own good. This kind of way of living isn’t easy or natural, but it is beneficial.

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