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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Helpful Not Hurtful

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
The things we say are very important and how we say them. We probably all have heard the saying "if you don't have anything good to say don't say anything at all."  Ever had the experience with what you said being taken totally the wrong way or as they say , out of context? Once the words are out of our mouth it is too late. It is so easy to talk but not so easy to think before we speak. 

As this verse in Ephesians says make sure nothing unwholesome comes out of your mouth. This would not just mean cursing and things immoral but would mean words that could hurt or offend as well. 

Why not try to see if today everything you say or even think is a good, wholesome, pure thought. This might mean you have to not read the newspaper or watch television or even listen to the radio for that matter unless it is a Christian station.  Discipline yourself to thinking kind, uplifting, encouraging and wholesome thoughts. See if you don't feel better in the long run. 

PRAYER: Lord Jesus I am in this world but I do not want to get caught up in the world and its' thinking and actions. Help me discipline myself to thinking good and speaking kindness to everyone I come into contact with. In Jesus' name. Amen.

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