"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"
Someone said, "The tongue has no bone but is strong enough to break a heart". The words that come out of the mouth show the state of the heart. Immoral words, abusive words, cutting criticisms, mockery, intemperate speech, hate speech, derisive words to any person, are like the sword that can tear the heart in pieces. Filthy language, exaggeration and jokes all come under corrupt communication. Our words are like a raw egg. Once it breaks, it cannot be gathered together again. Once they are released like scud missiles, they wreak havoc.
Think before you talk. Be sure you taste your words before you spit them out because you may be asked to swallow them back. Pray for salvation and sanctification if you have a bitter tongue. There is the need to be watchful especially when one is in a bad mood so that one does not speak carelessly. Bad mood can be changed; bad utterances cannot. To avoid corrupt communication, the heart must be Purged by the blood of Jesus.
QUOTE: Think before you talk
CHALLENGE: If you have nothing edifying to say, say nothing at all.
PRAYER: Dear Lord, help me to always speak to edify those who hear me.