|Something that gets in the way (dare I say impedes) using our tongue for good: losing sight of the importance of using speech to build people up, instead of tearing them down.|
This doesn’t mean you can never criticize anybody. Constructive criticism is called what it is for a reason.
But it is so easy to use speech to belittle, degrade, and undercut people. If we don’t pay attention we might not even realize we’re doing it.
So, I’ve got a wild idea for you and me to try.
What if we both took Ephesians 4:29 to heart for the next couple of weeks: “Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers.” (NKJV)
Give it some thought,