Monday, November 24, 2014

Modest Monday: Reserved in speech

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A person that is modest is also reserved in speech. This means that we  should not just say what pops in our minds. A lot of things may come into our mind but we do not have to say it. This is why the Bible stated that we should study to show ourselves quiet. 

1 Thessalonians 4:11New King James Version (NKJV)

11 that you also aspire to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you,

Also just because something is true does not mean that we have to say it.  A lot of Christians and others hide behind  the scripture: 

John 8:32King James Version (KJV)

32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. 

They  think this gives them license to say mean but truthful things. For example, just because someone is overweight doesn't mean that we should call them fat or ugly. First it is not our  place to pass judgement nor is it to hurt someone's feelings. We should speak things that build people up and not tear people down. 

1 Thessalonians 5:11 [Full Chapter]
Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing.

I know the Bible also mentions how we should joke or make fun of others.

“But fornication and all uncleanness or unbridled lust, let it not be even named among you, as it becomes saints; and filthiness and foolish talking, or jesting, which are not convenient; but rather thanksgiving. For this ye are [well] informed of, knowing that no fornicator, or unclean person, or person of unbridled lust, who is an idolater, has inheritance in the kingdom of the Christ and God.” (Ephesians 5:3-5)

 I have witnessed a lot of Christians think it is okay to joke at the expense of others. Christians have often have offended people but do not see it as being wrong because it is a small sin right? No any sin is sin and should not be done. They also believe that if everyone (except that person the are making fun of) is laughing that it is okay. But just because a lot of people are being rude does not give us the opportunity to do the same. 

James 1:26If anyone among you thinks he is religious, and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this one’s religion is useless.

Our  communication is a reflection of us. What we speak shows what is in our heart. 

“But the things which go forth out of the mouth come out of the heart, and those defile man. For out of the heart come forth evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witnessings, blasphemies.” (Matthew 15:18-19)

Modesty is about being a good person that respects others. 
So is your speech respectful for others.  

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