A Preacher’s Misconception
Part 23

Topic: Living to please God

Sub-Topic: Communication

Last week we got into learning about conviction. We never got into learning about really what it means to live a godly life but tonight I want to start to explain this to you. If you do not have your bible then I suggest you follow along with me.

Our Father, which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth, As it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, The power, and the glory, For ever and ever. Amen.

Tonight we will be learning from scriptures that pertain to communication. I know many people think it’s their mouth and they can say what they want to say no matter how filthy of the language they use maybe but let us take a look at this scripture about communication and see if it is permissible under gods views, laws and commandments.

Ephesians 4:29
Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.

Alright so let us break down this scripture. Let us take a look at the word corruption what is corruption? In this context, the meaning is the act of corrupting someone or something. Corrupting someone? To further answer this question lets take a look at another scripture.

2 Timothy 2:16
But shun profane and vain babbling: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.

To further explain what this scripture is saying to avoid filthy language and filthy language is any language that does not edify one another. So we have to avoid things such as cursing and why? Since cursing will lead other people into more and more ungodliness. Let us take a look at an example, but first, realize why cursing is being used, it is mainly only used to show anger, dislike, or hatred. Are anger, dislike, and hatred not of God? If you can agree with this statement then you can understand they it is wrong. Next week we will be getting into learning further into communication and why it is crucial as citizens of the kingdom to watch what we say.

Example:
A married couple recently had a falling out about who is faithful and how is not. The man then proceeds out of anger to call his wife names that should never be used since he is angry.

Understand that the world uses these words because they want to #1 Act tough #2 Display dislike #3 To express their current feelings. As Christians, we have a better weapon than going against God. we have a weapon called “prayer”, yes prayer. If something is not going right in your life between someone and you are currently having an unpleasant discussion then before it gets to an argument then stop and remember, I don’t have to talk about the person, but the best option is to pray for them. Prayer will change things.

Finally let us break down Ephesians 4:29. This scripture says any bad or any language that is not of God to NOT let it proceed out of your mouth, furthermore the bible answers the question to, what can i let come out of my mouth, the Bible says you can say anything that is used for the edification of others, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.

I love the fact that when I find out that I i am wrong about something then i will work on it to correct myself so it will not happen again. Even if i slip and say something out of place then i ask god to forgive me and to help me with it. Example: Now i don’t curse anymore at all since i allowed god to work on me to get rid of my bad habit. I always stop myself or think before i say something especially when it comes to expressing my anger or dislike over something.

Tonight has been a good learning night and i hope you have learned something as i have. I said this earlier in my post that next week we will be going to an even further look into this. Communication is a big thing to get corrected if you are having problems just like i had then ask god to help you and remember you have to help yourself, YOU CANNOT HELP YOURSELF IF YOU JUST CONTINUALLY CURSE AND NOT WATCH WHAT YOU SAY. Remember prayer without works is dead. You can tell if someone is saved by their actions making sure that they don’t slip and even if the do then they will get out of it immediately. Until next week, Be Safe and Be Blessed Everyone.

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