“Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.” – Ephesians 3:29
Do you believe God is really paying attention to what we say? Our words may seem insignificant at times… but the Bible tells us that the words we speak are a big deal to God. And I think they’re a big deal because when we speak, we are in a sense speaking on God’s behalf.
As a child of God, when you speak, you are speaking as a member of the family of God. And I believe that was Paul’s message to the early church in Ephesians 3:29 when he said, “Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.”
He was saying to pay attention to what you are saying and be sure the words are constructive and give grace to those you encounter. James 3 talks about how God is concerned with the way we use our tongues. It says our tongues are small but the words we speak have huge implications.
How are you speaking to others? Is the language you speak constructive or destructive? Your words will either build people up, or they will tear people down. They will be destructive or constructive.
As Paul tells us as believers that our speech should be life-giving to those around us. As you continue to walk as a child of God, consider the weight of your words. If words are important to God, they should be equally as important to us. Make sure the words you are using are lifting others up…not tearing them down.