“…. but now you yourselves are to put off all these: anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy language out of your mouth…” Colossians 3:8 (NKJV)

As a believer, do you know that you are not just expected to speak words of faith alone but also supposed to purposely get rid of filthy language in our communication? Well, in case you do not know, I am telling you now. Beyond speaking positive things and speaking words of faith, God does not want us to mix it up with filthy communications because we are no longer that old man that existed. We are now new creatures and God expects us to do better and represent the Kingdom more appropriately. Sadly, that is not the case today. Too many of God’s people are yet to understand these realities, so they speak positive words and from the same mouth, they use abusive language and make shameful utterances which shouldn’t be the case at all. We are expected to consciously and deliberately control the things we say so that our manner of communication will not be mixed up with the wrong things. Remember, when our Lord Jesus Christ walked the face of this earth, He showed us a perfect example. He never used filthy language and that’s what we must emulate.

So, I encourage you today, as you journey in your Christian walk, to let this consciousness be in you. Always listen to yourself before you speak because it will help you cut down on using the wrong words. Do all you can, not to be hasty with words for it is written, “…do you see a man who is hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than him…” Proverbs 29:20 (ESV). See that? So, build yourself up in this area of your life. You might ask, how do I do this since it is not so easy like that? Well, it is simple. The Bible says, “…let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God…” James 1:19-20 (ESV). Meaning, you have to be quick to hear, but be slow to speak and be slow to anger. Why? Because when you are slow to speak and you can control your anger, you won’t use the wrong word at any time. Remember, anger is one thing that has made many well-meaning people use the wrong language. So, make a conscious decision to work on these areas and watch your words become more impactful over time. Hallelujah!


When you cut out filthy languages from your communication, your words will impact people more and bless them!


Thank you, Heavenly Father, for your word today which has brought me an in-depth understanding of how to use the right words. I decree today that the grace to use the right words all the time is at work in me in the name of Jesus. Amen!


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