“Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear” (Ephesians 4:29).
You are being heard in more places than you think. What comes out of your mouth? Do you speak the good word of the Lord, or the language of this age? Be aware of what you say and do. Do not do this thinking it is what is needed in order to be saved, but do so because you love the Lord and do not want to give a wrong message that might cause others to stumble. What person, who loves their beloved, does not want to shine the best light on the one they love? Will you not do the same with your Lord and Savior? Learn to love Him as He loves you.
Lord, You know my thoughts and words. You know where I am so worldly that one could never tell that You are in me. Cleanse my heart, mind, and mouth Lord so that I would speak of You as One whom I love. You know what is needed and You know where I fall short. Lead me, O Lord, so that I may come to the place where I need to be. In all things, let my eyes never be taken off You.
Lord Jesus, You are the example of the godly life. Guide me this day, O Lord, so that what comes across my lips in private as well as public is acceptable to You. Let me bring You no shame, nor in any way defame You, but instead speak praises of You, my Savior. Through all that comes to me this day, remind me of my need for You, Your grace, and the salvation You make possible by Your shed blood. Amen.