THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.
29 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.
30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of
The slippery tongue leaves a slimy substance on the heart of the hearers.
The Spirit-led tongue "is good to the use of edifying" the hearers, and
can be used to "minister grace."
Either must be preceded by a choice.
It's easy to vilify a person by spreading gossip or using demeaning terms.
Yet it is gracious to "edify" people with the words we speak.
Both require choice of thought process.
The slippery and vilifying tongue grieves the Holy Spirit.
My Dad always said, "Be sure the motor of your mind is running before
engaging the transmission on the tongue!"
His mother, Grandma Ada, always said, "If you can't say something good,
just keep quiet."
The language we use CAN inspire others.
But we must DECIDE to act before correct communication will be used!
Make your decision to act.
Then act, using tenacity.
Let your language "edify" and "minister grace" to others.