For the Scriptures say, “If you want to enjoy life and see many happy days, keep your tongue from speaking evil and your lips from telling lies. – 1 Peter 3:10 (NLT)
How many times do we talk badly about other people? How many times do we lie? Maybe not even a full-blown lie, just a little one. One of those where you just stretch the truth of what happened a little bit. It’s so easy to fall into the habit of speaking bad things.
Today’s Bible verse is a challenge to us. It challenges us to keep our tongue from speaking evil and our lips from telling lies. That might seem really hard when you think about it.
The good news about God is that He doesn’t give us a challenge like this without knowing that we can do it. It might take a little work or self-control on our part, but we can do it. We can determine to speak good things about others. We can choose to tell the truth.
We aren’t alone either when it comes to changing these habits. The Bible tells us that the Holy Spirit is our helper. He will help us to do it. The Holy Spirit will give us the ability to make these changes. So today, if you’ve made a habit out of speaking badly of others or telling lies, ask God for help. Ask Him to help you change your habits so you can begin to speak well.