Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior.Ephesians 4:31
Rid Yourself of Evil
Even after a believer comes to know the saving grace of Jesus Christ, evil can still seep into their lives. So, it is important to always be aware of your thoughts, words, and your actions, so you will not give in to the enemy’s schemes. He cannot capture your heart as a believer, but he will do everything in his power to pollute your mind. This is why God‘s Word says to take every thought captive, so you will not give in to his tricks. What kinds of evil does he try to put into your mind? Bitterness, which can only tear you apart instead of heal you, rage and anger that can destroy your life, harsh words that can create a downward spiral, and slandering others which can create hostility in your life. These are the things that the devil would love to do in your life so that you cannot be a light for Christ.
Be on guard and always look to the Lord for His wisdom. Fill your thoughts with things of God, make sure your words are gracious, and your actions point toward Him instead of yourself.
A Prayer to Remember
Protect me from the evil schemes of the devil. May my thoughts be pleasing to you, my words bring you praise, and my actions glorify you and bring others to your saving grace. Amen.