In Touch Devotional 6 October 2022 || Dr Charles Stanley

In Touch Devotional 6 October 2022 || Dr Charles Stanley

In Touch Devotional 6 October 2022 || Dr Charles Stanley

Read Today’s Dr Charles Stanley’s In Touch Daily Devotional for Thursday 6th October 2022. May the Lord bless you as you study and pray!

IN TOUCH DAILY DEVOTIONAL 6 OCTOBER 2022, THURSDAY

Topic: Grace-Filled Speech
We need to be careful about not only what we say but also how we say it.

Dr Charles Stanley Devotional October 6, 2022

Scripture: Ephesians 4:29-32

Words are powerful. They can either tear down or build up. As we saw yesterday, harsh remarks can cause a destructive chain reaction—like the damage a lit match could do to a forest. In contrast, kind comments feel like a light summer rain that brings relief from the day’s heat.

We should always be careful about what we say. Scripture clearly condemns gossip, deception, complaining, slander, angry outbursts, foul language, and vulgar joking. Yet the goal isn’t simply to avoid all bad speech; it’s to speak truth in an uplifting manner. After all, even correction can be delivered in a way that’s encouraging.

Sometimes the problem is not so much what we say but how we say it. Oftentimes our tone of voice and body language convey much more than our words do. Nonverbal signals can reveal impatience, resentment, anger, malice, and bitterness—all of which tear others down. But wordless signals can instead edify by showing love, compassion, appreciation, and gratitude.

In terms of godly behavior, we all fall short of perfection, but if we saturate our mind with God’s Word, He’ll transform our heart, attitudes, and speech. And when our words are gracious, others are blessed and God is glorified.

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In Touch Devotional 6 October 2022 || Dr Charles Stanley

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