Today’s Manna

Daily Reading for Thursday, August 15, 2019
Scripture: Colossians 3:8
"Put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth."
Meditation:

"Many, many times I have wished that there might be circulated a pledge containing a solemn promise to speak only those words that are pleasing to God. There is as great need for such a pledge as there is for one against the use of intoxicating liquor. Let us begin to discipline the tongue, remembering always that we can do this only by disciplining the mind; for 'out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.'

"Through the help that Christ can give, we shall be able to learn to bridle the tongue. Sorely as He was tried on the point of hasty and angry speech, He never once sinned with His lips. With patient calmness He met the sneers, the taunts, and the ridicule of His fellow workers at the carpenter’s bench. Instead of retorting angrily, He would begin to sing one of David’s beautiful psalms; and His companions, before realizing what they were doing, would unite with Him in the hymn. What a transformation would be wrought in this world if men and women today would follow Christ's example in the use of words!"1

Reference(s):

1The Review and Herald, May 26, 1904.