As I stopped in the library today, I saw Audra. She and I stopped and talked for a moment. She commented on my lack of voice and how she had had the same thing. I looked at one of her co-workers and said, “Can you tell we are from the same church?” He smiled and nodded. It seems like every family in our church has been struck with this cold that is going around. It shouldn’t take an illness for people to know we are Christians though. People should know from how you live your life. Is what comes out of your mouth from God?
1 PETER 4:11 NIV anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God. . . .
When you speak what the Bible says, you are speaking the very words of God. Anything contrary to what the Bible says, should never be spoken by a Christian.
EPHESIANS 4:29 NIV Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.
JAMES 4:11 NKJ Do not speak evil of one another. . .
TITUS 3:2 NKJ to speak evil of no one . . . .
You are responsible for what you say. If you cannot say something good, the Bible is clear: keep quiet.
SAY THIS: Lord please help me to keep quiet unless I have something to say that would be acceptable to you.