You are the most excellent of men and your lips have been anointed with grace, since God has blessed you forever. Psalm 45:2
A person is often known by how he speaks. Every person speaks a little differently. This is not talking about the language being spoken, but what words are they saying and how they talk to and about other people.
Some are known for gruff talk. They will speak harshly about many different things and people. Often they appear as a grumpy person.
Others will be known for speaking in pride. All that they say is things about themselves.
Some are always cutting others down, making jokes. No one can tell if they are ever serious.
Still others speak with compassion and building others up.
The writer speaks of a person who is an excellent person. He is excellent because he speaks with grace. His words are kind and merciful to those he is speaking to or about.
It is not common to find a person who is always gracious in what he says. Too often the words spoken are cutting others down or being prideful about self. It is easy for a person to find fault in others.
Believers are often known for constantly finding fault in those who do not follow Jesus or their way of worshipping God. They often do not show the grace that God has shown them.
The person who has his heart set after God’s will speak like Jesus spoke–with grace, love and mercy.
Every person has faults of one type or another. No one is exactly the same. Since this is the case, believers must remember that and speak accordingly with grace, allowing the other person some room to grow in the Lord.
Take a moment to think about how you speak to or about other people. What are your words saying? Are they words that build up or tear down?
People are always listening to what you say. They want to know if what you are saying is matching what you say you are living. You say that you are a follow of Jesus, then that means you must be like Jesus. One of the fastest ways to know if you are following Jesus is by how you speak.
People will know you by what you say. Do they see you as a person of grace? Or do they see you as a person of judgement?
Fill your mouth with words of grace as you speak.
I pray today that you will know God’s grace towards you; that you will show God’s grace to others; that you will speak the words of God; and that you will speak with God’s grace and love.