Friday, June 09, 2017

Imparting Grace (Ephesians 4:29)

Today’s scripture: Ephesians 4:29

I find it rather tragic when I hear a follower of Christ use vulgar words or gossip maliciously … from that same mouth that praises God on Sunday morning.

What must nonbelievers think when they hear Christians speak this way? How are we any different? More importantly, how are we examples of Christ?

Before I recommitted my life to the Lord, I had quite a mouth on me. Four-letter words were not uncommon. But when I surrendered my life to Him, I prayed that I would speak words of encouragement and, as today’s verse says, edification. I wanted—and I want still—to speak words that lift people up, words that please my heavenly Father.

Think about what you say and how you say it? Are you representing Jesus with your words?

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