If you don’t have anything good to say, then don’t say anything at all. This is a common refrain, and what that felt very apt as I struggled with what to post on for today; I had nothing really good to say, until I began thinking about what qualifies something as good. Ephesians 4:29 says, “Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear”.
Good doesn’t mean that you won’t say something negative, but it does mean that what you say will give grace to those who hear it. In the world of blogging, and Christian infighting on certain issues (the whole YRR debate for those following it), this is something we must take to heart. When we do evangelism and apologetics, when we correct a friend, this is something we need to take to heart. What will you do today, to fight against corrupting speech? What steps will you take today to ensure that your speech brings grace to those who hear it?