The Bible says that you are to be gracious in what you say. That means your goal in conversation should always be to bring out the best in others, not denigrate them or cut them off. Good communication makes good friends, so you need to be clear when it comes to your personal boundaries, beliefs, values, and desires. It may well be true that more problems are forgotten than are ever solved, but healthy relationships sometimes call for healthy confrontation. And there's a right time and a right way to do it. When you have to deal with a difficult situation, pray and stand on this Scripture: "My mouth shall speak of wisdom; and the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding" Your words are the vehicle through which your thoughts are conveyed, and your tongue is the driver. So if you don't want to end up on the wrong road, or end up in a wreck, pray: "Lord, give me words of wisdom. Help me to say the right thing, in the right way, at the right time." The Holy Spirit is a great driving instructor! He will guide you, instruct you, and keep working with you until you get it right. He will help you grow in grace until you reach the place of maturity in your relationships where you're able to say, "All the words of my mouth are in righteousness; there is nothing froward or perverse in them. They are all plain to him that understandeth, and right to them that find knowledge." (Proverbs 8:8-9). When you can say that, you know you're making progress!
"As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us." (Psalm 103:12)
God's forgiveness is immeasurable! Though we be drowned in sin-though we be true sons of Adam steeped in iniquity-God will ever draw His people into His fold and cleanse them from the death-stain of their corruption. Rest in the Lord's forgiveness and go forth in new righteousness!
Week #38 Schedule for reading the Bible
This schedule will take the Bible student through the Bible in one year. Just click on the text to read and get started today.
Sunday: (Law) Numbers 16-18
Monday: (History) 2 Chronicles 1-5
Tuesday: (Psalms) Psalms 111-113
Wednesday: (Poetry) Proverbs 25
Thursday: (Prophecy) Amos 5-9
Friday: (Gospels) John 19-21
Saturday: (Letters) Philemon