Ephesians 4:29 Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear. NASB
My wife and I were talking yesterday when she brought this scripture up. It was in reference to a movie that we had watched and it had several bad words in it to say the least.
But this phrase. Let no unwholesome word or talk, has really been working on me. When you look at the phrase, “no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth.” We’re not just talking curse words here. Let me explain.
I was at the Supermarket the other day and there was a couple in front of us. He was arguing with the cashier on a buy one get one free, and he was trying to take advantage. Listening to this guy was really starting to piss me off. I finally said in a very angry voice. “That’s not how it works!” I finally had to just turn my back on the situation and just stare at my wife. Because I was about ready to beat his ass.
That simple phrase “that’s not how it works.” In the context that I said it.
That was unwholesome words coming right from my mouth.
I made a poor decision to not be Jesus with skin on.
Normally I would have just slid my credit card in the machine and just blessed him. That is who I am.
Before the China virus arrived. I was already having issues with my language. But now tensions are really running high In the country right now. It seems now the curse words are even easier coming out of my mouth.
I literally feel like the frog that was put in a pot of cold water and the heat turned up. All of a sudden I feel like I’ve been cursing like a sailor and that’s got to stop. Lately I’ve had the attitude that a few cuss words are not that big a deal.
If that man in the grocery line the other day was a non-believer He sure isn’t going to come to know Jesus by the way I treated him.
Just to let everybody know, I’m not beating myself up. I’m just recognizing. The shortcomings that have risen to the top as of late.
This post today is a little different than normal, but I felt like I needed to be transparent. Mini times We don’t see the sin that has crept back into our lives untill it’s to late.
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