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Choose Your Words

Key Verse

“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.” Ephesians 4:29

Text — Ephesians 4:29-31


Communication is critical to the existence and survival of humans and organizations. It is the process of creating and transmitting ideas, information, points of view, facts and feelings from one location, person, or group to another. The most common form of communication in society is verbal communication. The choice of words and the manner in which they are delivered are important in verbal communication. Words are powerful, with the ability to help, honour, heal, hurt, harm, and humble. The words we choose and how we use them can either build up or tear down others; they can bring a community together or tear it apart. Words are delicate and should be handled with care and respect.

So how can we choose our words wisely? By being mindful of the words we use and the effect they have. When we are mindful of our words, we speak fewer and more positive words. We need God to help us with our choice of words, as well as how we deliver those words. Remember to speak carefully and calmly. Your words as Christians must be gracious, compassionate and helpful to your hearers.

Further Reading

Psalm 34:11-14

Prayer for today

Lord, help me when I speak to choose my words wisely.

Pastor W.F. Kumuyi
About Author - Pastor W.F. Kumuyi

Listed among “500 most powerful people on the planet” by the Foreign Policy magazine in 2013, Pastor (Dr.) William F. Kumuyi is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry (DCLM) headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. DCLM started in 1973 as a 15-member Bible study group right in Kumuyi’s apartment at University of Lagos where he was a lecturer. His revolutionary Bible teaching on personal holiness and commitment to evangelism soon gained so much traction and resulted in a widespread revival.

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