Choose Your Words Wisely

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 

With words, God spoke creation into being.

With words, He gave us His law.

With words, His prophets foretold the coming of Jesus.

With words, His angels announced His birth to the world.

With words, He declared victory over sin and death.

With words, He gave His Holy Spirit.

With words, He commissioned The Church for service.

Jesus Christ, Himself, is The Word.

We are made in God’s image. And as such, we have also been given stewardship over our words to create (relationships, love, ministry, hope, build others up), condemn (discourage, tear down, stir up anger) or commission (encourage, teach, “spur one another on in good works”).

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.

Your words are powerful.  Choose them wisely.

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