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AVOIDING BAD ATTITUDES

June 22, 2017

Thursday

 

Ephesians 4:29

 

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.

 

 

LESSON

 

Christians should use words to build up people rather than to tear them down. Words can “give grace”, in the sense that they communicate encouragement and direction, and thus enable the hearer to do right. The ‘corrupt’ speech here condemned is foul talk, and not merely idle talk.

 

It is said that a man once came to Mohammed and asked how he could make amends for falsely accusing a friend. Mohammed told him to put a feather on every doorstep in the village. Next day he told the man to collect them. ‘But that is impossible,’ said the man, ‘the wind has scattered

them beyond recall!’ The prophet replied, ‘So is it with your reckless words.

 

What we say reflects what is inside. What we say also affects what is inside. When we are careless with our words we grieve God. We also transform ourselves. When we are careful about our words we please God, and are transformed to reflect Him better.

 

Memory Verse: Ephesians 5:20

 

 

The only disability in life is a bad attitude.

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