Communication : Notes On The Day Of Judgment

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Communication: Colossians 4:6 (NET) “Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you should answer everyone.” Matthew 12:36-37 (NET) “I tell you that on the day of judgment, people will give an account for every worthless word they speak. For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.” These two verses remind me that I need to be thoughtful in my communication with others. Throughout life I have opened said things I shouldn’t have and other times I have spoken words of life and grace. Sometimes it’s wise to hold your tongue. Actually there is another verse that says this as well, Proverbs 21:23 (NET) “The one who guards his mouth and his tongue keeps his life from troubles.” So these versus are in regards to the speaking form of communication, let’s move on to listening. Proverbs 19:20 (NET) “Listen to advice and receive discipline, that you may become wise by the end of your life.” Revelation 2:7 (NET) “The one who has an ear had better hear what the Spirit says….’ Proverbs 19:27 ESV / “If you stop listening to instruction, my child, you will stray from the words of knowledge.” These versus speak to the importance of listening. Listening involves more than hearing the sound. It involves hearing the heart and motive in what you are hearing especially when you are being given advice. John 16:13 ESV / When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on
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