6 Christian Rules of Speech - Developing Godly Speech Patterns

6 Christian Rules of Speech from Proverbs 15 and Ephesians 4
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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." 

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6 Christian Rules of Speech from Proverbs 15 and Ephesians 4

6 Christian Rules of Speech from Proverbs 15 and Ephesians 4

4 comments:

  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
    Tracy

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

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  2. Hi,great rules. I got into a disagreement with a good friend recently and I left the conversation feeling quite awful. Your article made me realize what I need to improve on. So many thanks.

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  3. Hello Gail keep up the good work. I'm so happy to hear good news every day in my emails. It reminds me daily to be a good servant for our Lord. Thank you :)

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