6 Christian Rules of Speech - Developing Godly Speech Patterns

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Proverbs 15, Ephesians 4, Words of our mouth, Christian speech
We've heard of Grammar Rules of Speech. These are more than that:

1. Respond gently to angry words - Proverbs 15:1
"A gentle answer deflects anger."

2. Share the truth lovingly -  Proverbs 15:2, Ephesians 4:15
(If you're resentful, proud, or disinterested, keep your mouth shut.)
"The tongue of the wise makes knowledge appealing ... [so] speak the truth in love."

3. Speak truthfully - Proverbs 15:4, Ephesians 4:25
"A deceitful tongue crushes the spirit ... [so] Let us tell our neighbors the truth."

4. Share wisdom - Proverbs 15:7
"The lips of the wise give good advice."

5. Wait for the right time and place to speak - Proverbs 15:23
"Everyone enjoys a fitting reply; it is wonderful to say the right thing at the right time!"

6. Keep a clean mouth - Ephesians 4:29, 5:4
"Don't use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful ... [no] obscene stories, foolish talk, and coarse jokes."

Christian speech, truth, honesty, gentleness, no dirty language


  1. Hi Gail, I'm not so good at waiting for the right time, sigh... However, gotta keep trying right?! Great practical post!
    God bless

    1. I know what you mean, Tracy. There are several of these rules I need to work on.
      Bless you, friend.


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