It is a simple but reliable principle of human life: how people talk reveals a lot about who they are. The way we talk can also reveal something about how committed we are to being Christians. It has nothing to do with accent, or vocabulary or grammar. It has everything to do with how we use our God-given gift of speech. Do our words hurt, or do they heal? Do our words speak truth or falsehood? Do our words build up, or do they tear down? Such are the concerns we read about in Ephesians 4 and 5, where Paul offers instruction that helps us understand how Christians should talk to one another and to others.
- Ephesians 4:25 - 5:2