Wise Speech

I wonder how different our world might be today if we all abided by the truth found in this verse? I love how it says that our speech is to always be gracious — not sporadically or every once in awhile, but all the time.

I take this to mean that using gracious speech should be our habitual practice, rather than something that we occasionally do. And rather than looking at it as something burdensome to carry out, why not view every conversation that we are privileged to have as an opportunity to bless the other person?

It seems to me that when we lead with grace in our interactions with others, then the wisdom that we need to guide those conversations effectively soon follows.

Thoughts? (only gracious ones, seasoned with salt, please!) 😊

9 thoughts on “Wise Speech

  1. Yes, yes, YES! God provides so many opportunities for us to bless one another through words (spoken and written).
    “…why not view every conversation that we are privileged to have as an opportunity to bless the other person?” I think that’s exactly why God provides those opportunities.
    Sad story: This morning my husband went to the church to carry out his treasurer duties. The lady who cleans the church was also there, and they get along okay. But this morning, she spent 20 minutes yammering to him about everything she thought was wrong and ought to be changed with the church, like it was his fault. It really brought him down.
    Ah, the tongue.
    Thank you, my friend, for being such an encouragement to me.

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