Stephen Altrogge @ http://www.theblazingcenter.com gives some wise counsel for God-glorifying speech.
From C.J. Mahaney in his book Humility:
A lot of language is flowing out of our mouths every day and having an impact on those around us. But how much of that flow is fulfilling God’s intended purpose for our speech?
Ephesians 4:29 says: Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.
God-glorifying speech does several things:
- It builds others up.
- It’s appropriate for the occasion.
- It gives grace.
As C.J. says:
Through each and every interaction, however casual, however brief, I want to impart grace through my words, for that’s God’s purpose in granting us this gift of speech.Words of Life or DeathHow Sin Affects WordsGod Cares About our WordsOwning Our Words