Thursday, October 27, 2011

Ephesians 4:29 Getting Rid Of Bad Words

Ephesians 4:29 NIV says,  "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."  This is my number 1 live verse.  Although I may not be 100% there, this has been a relationship changing verse.  It is also one of the most challenging verses to apply.  It is an example of how much understanding the Bible can change your life and how much it applies to daily living.  This verse breaks down into a few practical life changing points:
-  Don't let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouth regarding another person.
-  Only say what will build them up according to what they need.
I have an unending number of opportunities to apply this verse every day.  Each time I do it, I get better and I help others and I improve my relationship with them.  In a world where much of life is about me, this verse reminds me that God wants it to be about others and He wants me to use the words that come out of my mouth for some good.