Let's start with something small this month and learn to be wise in our words. We often hear "action speak louder than words". But the Bible reminds us that the words that we speak are very important. So, how should our speech be?
1. It should be seasoned with salt.
Salt makes food agreeable and pleasant to the taste. We can only say that our speech is seasoned with salt when it keeps us at peace with one another. If it doesn't bring peace, it's unnecessary to be spoken.
2. It should be full of grace.
We can only experience grace when we come to the Lord's presence. Our words should bring others to desire to come to the presence of God, so they can experience His grace. Sometimes when people come to us for advice, we give them so many opinions, which in the end of the day only cause more confusion. Let's bring them to God and His word instead.
3. It should build up others.
Any unnecessary words (gossip, complains, angry words) are destructive and surely do not build up others. The words we speak reflect who and what we are and what's in our hearts. As God's children, may our words reflect the loving Christ who lives in us and a thankful and joyful heart.
Let your speech always be with grace, as though seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should respond to each person.
Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but only that which is good for building up, according to the need, that it may give grace to those who hear.