English Standard Version
29 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. 30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. 31 Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. 32 Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.
What is coming out of our mouths? That’s the question of life. We have to be careful what we say and how we say things. The old saying that words don’t hurt has never been true. Our words should be full of grace. If they are not then why are we saying them. And let’s not grieve the Holy Spirit. To grieve means to make sad or sorrowful. It means to cause sorrow, pain, or distress. But what makes the Holy Spirit sad or sorrowful? When we are not saying what you want God to say to you. If you can point out someone faults then you have your eyes in the wrong place. How much has God forgiven you then we need to be able to forgive. Because Jesus dieD for our sins and He forgave us. How much should you forgive the people who have hurt you? It’s not always easy but it’s always necessary to let go of the hurt people cause.
They may hurt you with their words but let us love them with our words.