The Lord woke me up this morning saying very clearly ” learn not to offend with your mouth” , wow that’s powerful !!! James 3:8 tells us that the tongue is an unruly evil full of deadly poison , no man can tame it . In that same chapter in the verse 2 James says that if any man offends not in word , the same is a perfect man .
Stop hurting people with your words , it places pressure on the individual and causes pain depression worthlessness and sometimes death . It’s like verbal bullying and can cause more harm than good most times . When we speak with others let us do so in love like Jesus . Jesus did not criticize the people but did his best to bless them . Like the woman at the well , he asked woman where are thou accusers ? He could have called her out on the lifestyle she led but what good would that have done , she knew her reputation that’s why she waited till the heat of the day to get water. She had no desire to be pressured by the people on what what they felt she was . Man looks on the outward part but God looks at your heart . You can get more out of folks by taking time to listen and staying silent then immediately assuming . Your opinion is yours but it need not be advertised each and every time you feel like expressing .
With love and kindness did he draw us in , therefore let us walk in love and listen in silence not judging but praying for those in need as we lay aside our opinions and let the Lord work it out !!!
Love and Blessings