Kind words don't cost anything,
They can accomplish Much!
Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth
but what is good for necessary edification,
that it may impart grace to the hearers.
Paul speaking to you as believers, one who is found Salvation. Being good stewards of Christ.
Remembering that you have been made new in Him. Taking off your old garments, or foul language, old ways of life. Being renewed and transformed in your mind. Paul explains to us as believers to put off rotten speech like one would toss out rotten fruit or fish. I like to think of the stench of spoiled milk, or the reek of POOP.
Think about rotten food, it contaminates, sickens, smells foul and creates an unpleasant surrounding for all who come near to it. So it is as with the words you speak. Speak life, Kind Words. To edify and lift up. To show others the goodness of our Lord.
Not an easy task if you try to do it on your own. Pray, Allow the Holy Spirit to guide your words, speech, thoughts and actions. Encircle yourself with the Holy Spirit, God's word, meditate on His word. The enemy would try to break you down, have you stay corrupt. Placing stumbling blocks in your path, with corrupt speech, people to antagonize you, provoke you or annoy you.
Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.
Lord of Hosts, Send your angels with a divine hedge of protection. So that we can meditate on your word. Renew us Lord and transform us, with the your Holy Spirit. If there is anything foul, or os causing warfare in our mouth, Lord we seek you to use your divine intervention. In Jesus Name Amen.