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
Words of Life
This verse talks about two different types of language: words that are good and heal and words that are foul or abusive. Words can make or break someone; they can affect both Christians and those who do not know the Lord.
Let your words be helpful to others. You have the power to be an encouragement to those around you by the things you say. Fill your mind with scripture and the good in the world so that your speech can uplift others. When you spend time in the Word and prayer, your mindset will change and you will see others in a new light. Then, you can be encouraging. Be careful when you are around others who do not know the Lord. Pray and ask God to give you the words so your speech glorifies Him.
A Prayer to Remember
May my words be pleasing to you. Give me your wisdom when I am around others who do not know you. I want my words to be a light for you and an encouragement to others. Amen.