When God saved me, I found it easy, by His grace, to imitate Him in some aspects of my life. But there was one area that I found particularly besetting: my speech was still peppered with coarse jesting, cussing, and lying.
I realised that my foolish talk reflected a heart that was still, in part, shaped by the world. And so, my struggle with my tongue wasn’t just a matter of changing the words that I used. I needed to examine my heart and thoughts, put aside “the fruitless deeds of darkness” (Ephesians 5:11), and choose to walk “in the way of love” (Ephesians 5:1).
And the best place to start is by going back to our Bibles, so we will know who Jesus really is, and can correctly imitate Him in all our ways by filling our thoughts and hearts with His words, His actions, and His attitudes.
YMI Reading Ephesians | Day 11 | Imitation That’s Praiseworthy