April 8, 2013
Proverbs 8:8 All the words of my mouth are righteous; there is nothing twisted or crooked in them
Our pastor in a recent message reminded us that our speech reflects who we really are. Many times we assume that if we refrain from foul four letter words then we are OK. Yet, there is much more to it than that; I mean when is it ever that simple right! Keeping our speech “righteous” means much more than just not spitting our curse words every other breath. It means using words that build up instead of tear down. It means that we are truthful not matter how hard it is. It means we don’t gossip…ever. It means that we refrain from yelling in our anger; we harness all that emotion. It means that sometimes there are things we really really want to say but we just can’t, no matter what. It means that if we say we are believers we must show it through the words of our mouths. Generally speaking it’s easier to say it than to do it, but it’s much harder to say it all the time, day in and day out.