Yesterday I was paging through my Bible, looking for a specific verse, when my eye caught this verse:
1 Peter 1:15 But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation.
Does this mean we can’t have a conversation unless God is the subject of it? No. It’s far more than that! It means that whatever comes out of our mouths must be acceptable to God.
Foul language is not acceptable to God.
Negative confessions are not acceptable to God.
Lies are not acceptable to God.
Gossip is not acceptable to God.
Breaking people down through verbal abuse is not acceptable to God.
Hurting our loved ones with rude remarks is not acceptable to God.
We are commanded to be holy in all manner of conversation. I don’t know about you, but I want what Jeremiah had!
Jeremiah 1:9 Then the Lord put forth his hand, and touched my mouth. And the Lord said unto me, Behold, I have put my words in thy mouth.