I was going to use the KJV for this verse, but after looking up the original Greek text, I feel the amplified best expresses this verse…
Let no foul or polluting language, nor evil word nor unwholesome or worthless talk ever come out of your mouth, but only such speech as is good and beneficial to the spiritual progress of others, as is fitting to the need and the occasion, that it may be a blessing and give grace to those who hear it.
– Ephesians 4:29
The KJV used the word corrupt. It comes from the Greek word sapros (sap-ros’) and means; rotten, worthless, bad, putrid, or foul.
This is pretty easy…don’t swear. Bad language not only makes the person using it look uneducated, it also doesn’t help further the Kingdom. We look like fools when we use foul language, and we are not representing our Savior properly when we speak foolishly.
I had a problem with “potty mouth” for years. It is a VERY hard habit to break. It takes A LOT of self control, determination, and prayer. God WILL help us when we REALLY want to submit to His Will. He gives us the Grace to pick ourselves up when we fail.
If you have “potty mouth,” take it to prayer. Ask God to help you with it. Get the Word in you. And THINK before you open your mouth to speak. It is NOT always easy walking the walk, but we will be given treasure unlike any here on earth when we do. We will train up children who know that they can fight the good fight, because they watched their Mothers and Fathers make the right choices…even when it was difficult. We will better represent the One Who died so that we could spend eternity in paradise.
Daddy God, thank You for Your Word. Thank You for Your Truth. Daddy, please help me to clean up my mouth. Help me to speak like a wise and reverent daughter of the Most High. Help me to train my children up by example. Help me to press on when I fail. Teach me Your ways. Thank You. I love You, Daddy. In Jesus Mighty Name, Amen.
In His Love and Service,
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