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What Speech Says
by Martin Wiles
08/17/14
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The tongue has no eraser, and mine just wrote a gang of words I wished I could expunge.

I was new to the local town, having temporarily moved back in with my parents while I searched for employment. One of the areaís popular attractions on Saturday morning was the local flea market. Folks would gather to shop and commune with friends. On this particular Saturday, Mom had rented a booth to dispose of some odds and ends. Since Dad wasnít the flea market variety, she chose me as her assistant. As we pulled up to our assigned booth and began unloading our wares, I noticed the neighboring seller unloading some of his treasures on one of our tables. When I confronted him, he mouthed something about that being his table. I jawed some unmentionables right back at him, informing him the table was ours. Mom was upset and embarrassedónot because of his using one of our tables but because he was a church member that Iíd just cursed out. When she informed me, I looked for the eraser.

Paulís warning is appropriate. Donít use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them. (Ephesians 4:29 NLT)

My speech reflects who I am. Iíd been a Christian for a number of years when the above incident occurred but at the time wasnít walking closely with the Lord. My words reflected the distance between him and me as well as the unwise actions and words that distance led to.

While itís much easier to speak first and think later, this order almost always results in unwise or unfit words. Considering my words before I utter them often removes the need for an eraser. Kind, encouraging, and uplifting words are always more beneficial than those that do the opposite. Since I can only apologize but never take back what I speak, it makes sense to carefully consider my words beforehand.

When speaking, think: Is what Iím about to say kind, loving, and necessary. Some things are better left unsaid.

Prayer: Merciful God, make the words of our mouths pleasing to You and beneficial to others. www.lovelinesfromgod.com

If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW

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Deborah Porter  17 Aug 2014
Well done, Martin. You have grasped something that many devotional/inspirational article writers don't get: the value of grabbing the reader with something personal and not being boring. Good job (and a very good reminder!). Deb




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