Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others upaccording to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.
Everyone should always tell the truth. But one important ingredient in telling the truth was sometimes left out. We should speak the truth in love. We may have told the truth without any regard for how it might hurt the other person. We should say only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs. We should ask the Lord to set a guard over our mouth. We all need God’s wisdom in how to speak and how not to.
PRAYER: Father in heaven, thank you for the gifts of speech and communication. But Lord, please set a guard over my mouth, keep watch over the door of my lips. Help me to learn to speak the truth in love. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.
Today's devotion written by Francis Leung, LifeWay Epping