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Godly Edification

We do not have any sufficiency within ourselves to evaluate anything from our human resources. This is a difficult concept to grasp, because all our lives we have been saturated with the concept that human goodness pleases God, and we have failed to deal with the truth: “Our righteousnesses are as filthy rags” (Isaiah 64:6a).

One example of our insufficiency is evident in our speech. Our words are not few on earth. We can go on a tangent in a minute talking about any subject if we find the right opportunity and the right person. As believers who represent Jesus Christ, we must be very creative in our speech so that we become salt and light to the listener, as well as to the world. Every wife who reads this devotional should be challenged to practice this principle. Purpose to speak words that build up and edify your husband and family. In addressing each husband who receives this message, he should be encouraged to take time to help his wife, laying his life down for her, loving her as Christ loves the Church.

Find a way to encourage your spouse. If you are not married, find a way to bring out the good qualities in a friend. Discover a way to make your children better children-without compromising truth. Make your church a better church, by initiating divine creativity in your thinking and speech.

Carl H. Stevens

Carl H. Stevens

(1929-2008) pastored and established thriving churches and Bible colleges in Maine, Massachusetts, and Maryland. He also helped pioneer Christian talk radio through Telephone Time and the Grace Hour and authored nearly 500 books and booklets. See also the Carl H Stevens Memorial Site
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