James 1:26-27 (ESV) If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person’s religion is worthless. Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.
There is a saying “put your money where your mouth is.” Our talk must be aligned with our beliefs. When your communication is polluted it is an indicator that you haven’t really settled what you believe.
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. Ephesians 4:29 ESV
Pure religion is living a generous and open life – living out the love you yourself have received.
As Christians we are well as that every person is endowed by God with special gifts. Each have chosen their paths to either follow God or on their own. That does not.make anyone less valuable in the eyes of God. God patience and loving nature will always be steadfast in waiting for us to change our ways and follow him.
It is within our created nature we are all His children and we must always honor that amongst ourselves. To love and show kindness to each other.
Do you struggle to control your tongue? How can you renew your mind and access the power of the Holy Spirit in this regard?
What are you doing for others?