From mouthpiece to mouth-peace

Technically speaking, a “mouthpiece” is a spokesperson for someone else. But it can also be used derisively. If someone is called a mouthpiece with a certain tone of voice, it means they’re mouthy—that they are using words that are rude, insensitive or arrogant. 

Because we’re sinful creatures it can be easy to backslide and start talking like this. Maybe we don’t even know it. After all, it’s increasingly common. In our society, we are awash in a verbal tsunami of ungodliness.

In Ephesians 4:29, Paul shares a word about living faithfully that is perpetually relevant: “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.”

Go from mouthpiece to mouth-peace.

If you’re the one that needs to hear this, I’m glad you did. If you don’t, consider it encouragement in the path you’re already on.

It often just takes that sober second thought to put the pin back in to a verbal grenade, and to instead speak peace.

Think. Speak. Honour God.

Go from mouthpiece to mouth-peace.


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–Bible quotes are from the NIV.

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