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. And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.

Ephesians 4:29-32

In our last week’s message, we heard of the word of Grace, the Gospel of the Grace of God, and the Spirit of Grace. Now all these are glorious. They communicate, and usher in the grace of God. Here we read of the gracious speech. The speech that ministers and communicates, transmits, and showers the grace of God. Edifying words that uplift, build up, and empower the hearer to reach out and lay hold of God’s abundant riches in Christ. The tongue of the righteous is a fountain of life. The Holy Spirit is grieved when out of the mouth of believers come unwholesome, filthy, and defiled words. He yearns to flood our lips with gracious words.