It was in the book of Ephesians that I was reading this morning, when this jewel of a verse captured my eye–and my heart.
“Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.” 4:29
“Whoa!” I said to myself. “That’s a great theme for this day.”…and for any day, I now add.
So for today, let nothing ugly, mean, untruthful, arrogant or thoughtless come from our mouths. Let that part of our bodies that so often gets us in trouble, be softened with compassion, beauty, truth and humility. May its utterings be God-like, elevating and full of hope.
For in so doing, according to the last part of the verse, we “…minister grace to the hearers.” Now I like that. I want to walk around today handing out bits of grace to those with whom I come in contact.
How about you? Want to join me?
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