updated March 2018

I’d like for us to have wholesome, God-honoring conversations in this place. This means, I want to encourage us all to seek to temper our words in light of scripture’s instructions for our speech as followers of Christ here just like we should in our “real-life” relationships.

If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person’s religion is worthless. James 1:26

The first law of love is that “Love does no harm to a neighbor.” Rom. 13:10



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Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer. Ps. 19:14



  • But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth. Col. 3:8
  • No foul language should come from your mouth, but only what is good for building up someone in need, so that it gives grace to those who hear. Eph. 4:2
  • Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving. Eph. 5:4
  • A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouths of fools pour out folly. Prov. 15:1-2
  • The tongue that heals is a tree of life, but a devious tongue breaks the spirit. Prov. 15:4
  • From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so. James 3:10
  • Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps himself out of trouble. Prov. 21:23
  • Avoid irreverent and empty speech, since those who engage in it will produce even more godlessness, 2 Tim. 2:16
  • I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak, for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.” Matt. 12:36-37
  • Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, dignity, and sound speech that cannot be condemned, so that an opponent may be put to shame, having nothing evil to say about us. Titus 2:7-8
  • Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, Eph. 4:15
  • There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. Prov. 12:18
  • Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing. For “Whoever desires to love life and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit; let him turn away from evil and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it. 1 Pet. 3:9-11
  • Do everything without grumbling and arguing, Phil. 2:14
  • Whoever says, ‘You fool!’ will be liable to the hell of fire. Matt. 5:22
  • Whoever goes about slandering reveals secrets; therefore do not associate with a simple babbler. Prov. 20:19
  • Without wood, fire goes out; without a gossip, conflict dies down. Prov. 26:20
  • Don’t criticize one another, brothers and sisters. Anyone who defames or judges a fellow believer[f] defames and judges the law. James 4:11
  • Brothers and sisters, do not complain about one another, so that you will not be judged. Look, the judge stands at the door! James 5:9
  • Love one another deeply as brothers and sisters. Outdo one another in showing honor. Rom. 12:10