Edifying Communication

“Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers” (Ephesians 4:29).

In very instructive and categorical terms, the Spirit of God, through the Apostle Paul admonishes us not to engage in unwholesome or corrupt communication. Rather, the words

that proceed out of your lips should be words that’ll render healing to a broken heart, courage to the discouraged, and comfort to the afflicted.

The Bible lets us know that a perfect man is the one who doesn’t offend in word (James 3:2). His words are consistent with God’s Word. When he speaks, his hearers are blessed, uplifted and edified. That’s because his words are seasoned with grace.

Some people are so used to criticizing others instead of blessing and praying for them. Make a deliberate decision to keep away from destructive criticisms. Let your words be kind and affectionate. Refuse to have itching ears for gossips, and don’t company with those who are fond of discussing the affairs of others: “And withal they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house; and not only idle, but tattlers and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not” (1 Timothy 5:13).

Thus as a Christian, choose to communicate like your heavenly Father. Let your words concerning people be graceful, inspiring, motivating and encouraging.


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