Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that I may give grace to those who hear.
In the last week and a half we’ve learned to put off our old self, leave no room for Satan, put away falsehood, and turn our thieving into laboring; all of these are good and noble, but perhaps the most important thing we have yet to discus. Our speech should be a reflection of our heart, “The mouth is a mirror we must watch what we say”—Sleeping At Last. If we are filled with the love of the Lord than we should have a constant outpour of the love of the Lord, and corrupted speech is not of Jesus. As a body of Christ we should be seeking opportunities to bless each other with words of grace. We need to be building each other up in the way of our speech.
I need to think more before I speak and contemplate how the words that come from my mouth will affect the hearer. Am I blessing them or am I tearing them down? Speech sprinkled with grace is important to me, and I want to be better at portraying that.