Friday, March 17 – Ephesians 4:29

Mar 16, 2023

Let no unwholesome word come out of your mouth, but if there is any good word for edification according to the need of the moment, say that, so that it will give grace to those who hear.

 

Sometimes we don’t recognize an idea is bad until we say it out loud. As we try to communicate our idea to others, we may recognize the flaws in our logic that weren’t clear while the idea was in our head. Explaining an idea out loud often gives time to process and recognize if it is something to act on or not. We use the adage “think before you speak” to remind us that everything that comes into our mind is not worth saying out loud.

 

Platforms like social media present continually opportunities to speak (or type) before we think or pray. Can we say that everything we have posted or commented on was wholesome and honoring to God? Was every word we said in an argument edifying? Following this exhortation of Scripture requires that we think before we speak, pray, and consider how the words we type or say will be received by others. Too often, we can be right in the point we’re making but still wrong in the way we communicate with others. Colossians 4:6 says, “Your speech must always be with grace, as though seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should respond to each person.” We are to seek our Savior in all things, even down to the words we say or the messages we type. In doing so, we honor Him and give grace to those who hear.

 

  • What kind of social media do you use? What types of things do you commonly share? What are you likely to comment on? Do these things reflect your heavenly Father?
  • When do you most struggle to think before you speak?
  • Pray and repent for the times and ways your words have not reflected the grace you have received from Jesus.
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