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Ephesians 4:29

"Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen."

A popular saying goes that “if you don’t have anything good to say, then don’t say it”. In these few words lurks wisdom, for in relation to our faith, the good here is the good news of Jesus Christ, and the gospel of our Lord. We were not given a voice to slander and spread ill will, but rather to give encouragement and spread the word of salvation. If one does not have the good news of the gospel on the tip of one's tongue, think twice about what one wishes to say or accomplish through one's words.

Lord almighty Father, my redeemer and salvation, I thank you for giving me a voice with which to speak, from which to share Your word and truth. Let my words only spread goodness and grace, and seek not to injure or insult those around me, for Your gospel is one of compassion and hope, and one which deserves to be echoed all around the world. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

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