Bible Bites

Bible Bites

The Love of Words

“If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have love, I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.” (1 Corinthians 13:1)

A silver-tongued devil is still a devil.  Eloquence is no replacement for goodness.  There are many tricks and skills to improving your speech, but they all are no more than parlor tricks without the element of genuine interest and care.

Love adds sincerity to our speech.  Your care for those you are speaking with can be heard between the words, and your disdain will always speak with greater volume than your vocabulary.  It is the job of all Christians to choose love before we choose our words.  Love should be the foundation to all our speech.

If your goal is to make me look the fool, I won’t ever care how articulate your argument is.  If your desire is to understand and bless me, I will listen with rapt attention.  Others hear your motives. Speak (and post) accordingly.

Matthew 4:4 #Biblebites