Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom

1776429“Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that is may impart grace to the hearers.  And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.  Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice.  And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.”  Ephesians 4:31-32

“Filthy words proceed from corruption in the speaker, and they corrupt the minds and manners of those who hear them: Christians should beware of all such discourse. It is the duty of Christians to seek, by the blessing of God, to bring persons to think seriously, and to encourage and warn believers by their conversation. Be ye kind one to another. This sets forth the principle of love in the heart, and the outward expression of it, in a humble, courteous behaviour. Mark how God's forgiveness causes us to forgive. God forgives us, though we had no cause to sin against him. We must forgive, as he has forgiven us. All lying, and corrupt communications, that stir up evil desires and lusts, grieve the Spirit of God. Corrupt passions of bitterness, wrath, anger, clamour, evil-speaking, and malice, grieve the Holy Spirit. Provoke not the holy, blessed Spirit of God to withdraw his presence and his gracious influences. The body will be redeemed from the power of the grave at the resurrection day. Wherever that blessed Spirit dwells as a Sanctifier, he is the earnest of all the joys and glories of that redemption day; and we should be undone, should God take away his Holy Spirit from us.”                     Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary

What proceeds from your mouth?  Is it good for edification?  Does it impart grace?  I pray that my words will.




  1. Great words my sweet friend! I'm committing to do a better job of edifying today!

    Happy iFellowship Day!

  2. Your post always convict me...oh, my I need some duct tape! Thanks...I need to meditate on this more! Great Post!!

  3. I'm with Janette, I might need duct tape. Thank you for reminder today.

  4. It's amazing how our words are meant to praise God & encourage others, but all too often they are used for harm. :( I am reminded that the words I type are that way too!!

  5. Excellent post that convicts the heart and mouth! I'm working on edifying my words. It's always a work in progress for me. Thanks for sharing a great post! :o)


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