Daily Devotional

My Mouth Makes Me Unclean

Scripture: Mathew 15:11 What goes into a man’s mouth does not make him unclean, but what comes out of his mouth, that is what makes him unclean.

Observation: That is a lesson that God has been teaching me, to control what I say to others. It is so easy when I get hurt to lash out at others. I know how the words of others can hurt and how the words I speak can show others the type of man I am. All that I try to show others that I belong to God can be destroyed by what comes out of my mouth.

Application: Think before I speak. Ask myself if what I’m about to say shows that I’m a child of God, will it hurt or offend someone, am I saying it to glorify myself? I could possibly say half of what I normally say in a day and listen more.

Prayer: Dear Lord I thank you for your love and the wisdom you have given me. May I use it as I speak to others, may no hurtful words come out of my mouth. Use me to love, encourage, speak the truth and glorify you.

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