BE CAREFUL OF WHAT YOU SAY by Pastor W.F Kumuyi

BE CAREFUL OF WHAT YOU SAY by Pastor W.F Kumuyi

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DCLM DAILY MANNA DEVOTIONAL

Welcome to DCLM Daily Manna Devotional written by Pastor W.F Kumuyi

Monday, 17 October 2016

TOPIC: BE CAREFUL OF WHAT YOU SAY

Bible Text: Titus 3:1-8

Key Verse: “To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men” (Titus 3:2).

MESSAGE:
One
of the most cherished human rights is “freedom of expression” – having
the liberty to express oneself without fear. Many however misjudge this
freedom to think that it includes the liberty to malign, falsely accuse
and slander others. This has caused many conflicts that have created
bitter enmity among many. Most common in the wrong use of this freedom
is the way most people talk about the government and people in position
of authority.

Many times, people who criticize do not
have the correct fact on the things they comment about, but pick up
rumours and hear- say. Unfortunately, many so-called Christians indulge
in this uncharitable behaviour as well. Our text today spells out the
expected conduct of the believer. We are not to be uncharitable in the
way we use our words. The Bible forbids us from speaking evil of anyone,
regardless of who the person is. Christians are expected to show forth
good examples for others to follow in the society.

They
must give due respect and honour to those in authority. Our
responsibility as believers is to say nothing ill about them, whether
they do well or not. Rather, the Scripture enjoins us to pray for them
and obey them in all they instruct us to do as long as it does not
conflict with our Christian faith. Apart from those in authority, we
should not speak evil of anyone at all. Many times, Christians forget
that they were once graceless and had lived the same way sinners do. It
is the grace of God in a Christian’s life that makes him different from a
sinner. In fact, some believers would have been worse off! Instead of
being critical of others, we should pray for them and more importantly,
be careful to maintain good works for all to see. Nothing is as
challenging and convincing as a manifestly exemplary life. We can model
through our lifestyle what we expect from others.


Thought for the day: Do good, talk good, see good and expect good!

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