Memory verse for this week:
“Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.” Ephesians 4:29
Some translations use the word “unwholesome”. Kenneth Wuest translates the first part of this verse, “Every word that is rotten and unfit for use…” must not proceed out of your mouth. If the words that came out of your mouth was a picture what would the picture look like? Would the picture be of rotten food that is unfit to be eaten? Or would the picture of your words be a seven course meal that brings pleasure to everyone? The Scripture instructs us to keep close tabs on our words because words reflect the spiritual condition of our hearts. Corrupting or unwholesome words to other people whether in person or in private can do great damage. Be aware of how your words affect others.
Prayer points for today:
- Ask the Lord to help you manage your words.
- Pray for those who use words as weapons.