The Words We Speak
Ephesians 5:4

The Upward Look
    by Max D. Hutto,

“Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving.” Ephesians 5:4 ESV

Immorality and impurity not only affect behavior but also speech. Filthiness describes indecent, shameful, vulgar, and obscene language. Foolish talk refers to silly, senseless, and moronic conversations such as boasting and gloating over sin. Crude joking conveys the idea of coarse jesting, twisting words, and suggestive innuendo that make light of immorality. Such speech is not proper and does not fit a lifestyle in Christ. Instead a believer’s speech is to be filled with thankfulness to God for all of His blessings.

Lord Jesus, may all the words that come from my mouth glorify and honor You, thankfully proclaiming Your love and grace.


  May 19, 2023   -  © Copyright 2023, Max D. Hutto.

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