Devotional For January 4, 2024

Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers.
‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭4‬:‭29‬

In Ephesians 4, the apostle Paul addresses the Ephesian believers, urging them to live in a manner worthy of their calling in Christ. This verse specifically emphasizes the power of our words. Paul encourages believers to speak words that build up and impart grace, avoiding corrupt or harmful speech.

We are urged to be mindful of the impact of our words. Paul challenges us to consider the impact our speech has on others. Rather than letting negative or harmful words proceed from our mouths, let our communication be characterized by goodness, uplifting others and imparting grace.

Let’s intentionally use our words to encourage, inspire, and build up those around us. Whether in our families, workplaces, or communities, may our speech reflect the love and grace of Christ. As we choose words that edify, we contribute to an environment of positivity and growth.

Pray

Lord, I seek Your guidance in my words. Help me to choose language that builds up and imparts grace to those around me. Let my speech be a source of encouragement and positivity, reflecting Your love and kindness. Grant me wisdom to use my words for the edification of others. In Jesus’ name, amen.

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