If we want to reflect our holy God in all our communications, the Lord has given us very clear guidelines on how to do that. Below are collections of verses, both the positive words that should characterize our communications and then negative words that we should avoid.
Instead of listening to the often depressingly ugly discourse that fills much of the media today, take a break and spend some time to wash your mind with these verses today and God's Word always.
We want to be good citizens, we want to keep up on what is happening so we pray and participate in making a more just and godly world, but to do that in truth, we must constantly fill our hearts and minds with God's words—the only eternal voice that ultimately matters.
Verses on positive words, on what should characterize our communications
Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.
The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, but violence overwhelms the mouth of the wicked.
Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.
(Prov. 12: 18)
The advice of the wise is like a life-giving fountain; those who accept it avoid the snares of death.
(Prov. 13: 14 NLT)
A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
(Prov. 15: 1) [Read more...]