“Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.” – Ephesians 4:29
This advice by Apostle Paul is very apt to us Christians, in that, ones ability to tame the tongue shows he has control over his body. The tongue is a small red fleshy organ in the mouth; it plays a very useful role or function in the mouth. It is used to taste, talk, and praise or even to curse. When properly used, it will bring blessing to us but contrariwise, it will bring trouble which we do not pray for. Apostle James described the tongue as a little member in the body but boasteth great things, he stated further, “Behold how a great a matter a little fire kindleth! And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.” (James 3:5, 6). As Christians, what we say, how we say it and when we say it matters a great deal.
King Solomon says a word spoken in due season, how good is it. There are some persons who do not weigh words before saying them; they say all manner of unthinkable things to their neighbour, railing abuses and all sorts of corrupt languages just to hurt others feelings. This conduct should not be seen among worshippers of God, it is an anti-social behaviour and very uncharitable to say the least. Let our speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt. – Colossians 4:6.