29)Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. 30)And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. 31)Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. 32)Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
Ephesians 4:29-32 (NIV)
When I read this verse today I immediately felt like a failure because I know I'm guilty of these sins, but then the Lord remind me of Philippians 1:6 - being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. He's not done with me yet! I'm a work in progress. I'm also encouraged by the scripture that says - Through the LORD’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassion's fail not. They are new every morning; (Lamentations 3:22-23). What an awesome God we serve!
*Lord help us as believers to live out Ephesians 4:29-32. Amen!