“Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.” (Psalm 19:14) David wrote these words as a prayer to keep his words and thoughts pure with God.
That is a noble aspiration. God’s word admonishes us to be clean in our words and thoughts. In fact, Jesus and the Apostle Paul were very direct about our spiritual quality of our speech as well as personal thoughts.
Jesus said, “A good person produces good things from the treasury of a good heart, and an evil person produces evil things from the treasury of an evil heart. What you say flows from what is in your heart.” ~Luke 6:45 NLT
Your words are the outward expression of what is in your heart – or, that is, your innermost being. So your words reveal who you really are! Think about that as you determine the words you will speak.
Your words can be destructive or uplifting. The can be positive or negative. They can be harmful or helpful. You decide every word you speak. Therefore, you determine what the power and effect of your words will be.
I will give you the best direction I can on speaking spiritually. In fact, I will let another give you this information better that I can. Read this aloud and listen carefully to your voice as you do: “Don’t use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them. (Ephesians 4:29 NLT) This message was given by the Holy Spirit to the Apostle Paul to put in His word to us.
He also said, “But now rid yourselves completely of all these things: anger, rage, malice, slander, and obscene (abusive, filthy, vulgar) language from your mouth.” (Colossians 3:8 AMP)
This is a standard for truly committed believers who want to walk with the Lord and glorify Him in everything in their lives.
Let your words glorify and honor your Savior. It may be the best testimony you can give to others.
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