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A Daily Devotion for Wednesday, August 30

Colossians 3:8-10

But now you must also rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander,and filthy language from your lips. Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.

The way we talk to others and our choice of words do not go unnoticed. We know it is God's wish for us to set ourselves apart from the world and worldly ways. I feel as if using foul language is conforming to the world. I feel a little ashamed when I do fall into that way of speaking, because it does occasionally happen. But the less I let it happen, the more aware I am, and hopefully I continue to transform.

Holy Lord, help me to measure and choose my words carefully, especially when I am full of emotion. I want to reflect Jesus' love, at all times, in all places. Amen

Becky, transforming

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