“Whoever would love life and see good days must keep his tongue from evil and his lips from deceitful speech.“– Peter quoting the Psalms
“Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt.”
The technology of communication is amazing – but the gift of speach itself is miraculous and unique, evidence of the image of God in which we were created.
God speaks to us through his Word, with clarity, purity amd absolute truth.
As his children, we should learn to speak as he does, honestly, without profanity…
And when our Father speaks to us, surely we listen.
Helpful Bible references to consider
- Words, written and spoken, are the way we communicate with each other, and the way God communicates with us.
(Read: Jer.1:4-10; 30:1-2)
- The Bible claims to be God’s Word of Truth, the record of his dealings with humanity throughout history. That claim is too important to be ignored – we must test it for ourselves.
(Read: 2 Tim.3:15-16; Psalm 138:2; 2 Peter 1:19-20; Isaiah 66:2)
- By God’s Word the Universe was created – he spoke, and it was done. By his command, the earth will be cleansed in the future.
(Read: Genesis 1:3; Psalm 33:6; Heb.11:3; 2 Peter 3:5-7)
- Jesus is God’s Word in human form – God’s ultimate message to us. He has not only told us, but shown us what God is like, and therefore what we should be like.
(Read: John 14:8-10; John 1:14; Col.3:8-11)
- Our Creator has given us voices to use in his work, to spread his words, to bring hope to those in trouble, to praise him and pray to him.
(Read: 2 Tim 4:2-5; Col.4:2-5; James 5:13-18; Col.3:16)
- When we speak, it should be as God’s children – with clarity, honesty and without profanity.
(Read: James 3:1-12; Col.4:6; Psalm 15)