“But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth. Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds; And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him: Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all. Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.” (Colossians 3:8-13)
Today’s Morsel: Where I grew up in North Carolina the dirt was pretty hard. And sometimes, when we would be playing war games as kids, we would use it to throw at our opponents. Needless to say, if you got hit, you knew it. It would hurt badly. The same holds true with false words that are spoken and lies that are told about someone else. Sticks and stones do break bones and words do hurt. Paul cautions us that we should put on the new man, which is created after Christ and to not allow any more corrupt communications to proceed from our mouths. If we are still throwing dirt, we may want to check our new birth experience. Remember that he who throws dirt loses ground.
Sing: He brought me out of the miry clay, He set my feet on the Rock to stay. He put a song in my soul today, a song of praise, hallelujah.
Thought For Today: He who throws dirt loses ground.