THE EPISTLES AND ITS INSTRUCTIONS (PART 2)

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“But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves”
James 1:22

Yesterday, we established that the word of God is for doing. We stated explicitly that knowledge translates into wisdom when it’s applied.

Today, we’ll be looking at more instructions for daily living that the epistles instruct us to adhere to.

Ephesians 5:4 “Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.”

The scripture above dictates what our mouth should produce. Foolish talking or jesting should not be a part of us.

It’s amazing that Apostle Paul reiterates this instruction in his letter to the church at Colossae.

Col 4:6  “Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man”

Apostle Paul sees the mouth of a believer as an instrument that must be used properly to the glory of God.

In a world where savage responses get more engagements on social media, the believer must ensure that uncouth words never proceed from his or her mouth.

Rom 12:2 says “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”

We must be reminded that while we are in this world, we are not of the world. We are a people of the word!

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