Corrupting vs Edifying
Ephesians 4:29

The Upward Look
    by Max D. Hutto,

“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.” Ephesians 4:29 NASB

An unwholesome word is worthless, rotten, putrid, and foul. It corrupts and tears down the hearer and the speaker, causing heartfelt pain and agony. This corrupting and destructive speech is another characteristic of the old human nature that must be laid aside and removed from the believer’s life. Instead the believer’s speech must edify, build up, and encourage the hearer, sharing and giving grace to others.

Lord Jesus, help me control my tongue to say things that are helpful and encouraging to others. Let my words be filled with Your truth and overflowing with Your grace, mercy, and love.


  March 24, 2023   -  © Copyright 2023, Max D. Hutto.

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