Category : General
Ephesian 4: 29 (KJV)
29 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.
Anything that’s human is mention-able, and anything that is mention-able can be more manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary. The people we trust with that important talk can help us know that we are not alone.” ― Fred Rogers
“Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth.” Not only do you eliminate the dishonest elements in your family talks, but you also have to eliminate these distasteful elements. These corrupt communications! The word “corrupt” is a word that was used to refer to “bad worthless, harmful or rotten”.
There are some elements of corrupt communication that we have to get out of our family conversations. There is a process of corrupt communication that happens in a family. The process is like this. Sometimes it starts with complaining. Most of us, however, find a sore and we pick at it hoping for a reaction. At other times it is complaining that is attached to blame. It moves from complaining to criticism. We begin to criticize the other members of the family. We hear words like this. “You never can do anything right.” “You are always like that.” “Why are you so prone to make mistakes like that?” It gets into the critical mode. By the way, no one “ever”, “never” or “always” does anything. After that it moves into contempt.
Corruption should always be covered and buried. If you speak it out, let it be in groans of self-loathing to God, that it may wither and die under the breath of His holiness. The root that is allowed to put forth leaf and branch, strengthens itself thereby. If you desire a root to die, suffer it not to put forth its life. Suppress, and persist in suppressing the manifestation of its life, and in due time, it will have no life to manifest. It will be a dead root. You cannot, therefore, over-estimate the wisdom of the apostle’s counsel, “Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth.” To talk of corruption is to diffuse it from soul to soul. Let your tongue be sacred to that which is innocent, beautiful, and good.
Have a great and God filled day!