Today's Verse: Ephesians 4:25 (KJV)

Thursday, February 22, 2007

ToGather: Living By The Spirit

Our attempts to live for Jesus will succeed only if we have the power of the Holy Spirit.

Learn More
Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another.
— Ephesians 4:25 (KJV)

Thoughts on Today's Verse...

Isn't it terrible when one part of a body sends the wrong message to other parts of the same body? This happens with diseases and physical ailments. The results can be disastrous. Paul reminds us that dishonesty in the Body of Christ is just as damaging. Our words must not only be kind, but they must be truthful and beneficial as well.

My Prayer...

Guard my heart from duplicity and my lips from what is false, O LORD. May my words be true to your character and your grace, without deceit or guile. Teach me, dear Father, to speak in ways that bring your blessing, truth, and peace to those who hear my words. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

Comments

Other Devotionals from Heartlight for Thursday, February 22, 2007

A daily guide from the gospels that challenges readers to live for Jesus.
"Then the devil took [Jesus] to Jerusalem, to the highest point of the Temple, and said, "If you are the Son of God, jump off! For the Scriptures say,...."
A daily passage of Scripture emphasizing praise to our God.
"Praise the LORD! Let all that I am praise the LORD. I will praise the LORD as long as I live. I will sing praises to my God with my dying breath."
A daily devotional about the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives.
"Dear friends, do not believe everyone who claims to speak by the Spirit. You must test them to see if the spirit they have comes from God. For there are many..."
A one-year devotional guide through the book of Acts.
"[Peter continued,] "Moses said, 'The LORD your God will raise up for you a Prophet like me from among your own people. Listen carefully to everything...."

Illustration

Illustration of Ephesians 4:25 (KJV) — Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another.

About This Devotional

Today's Verse is a free daily devotional that includes a Bible verse, thought and prayer.

The Thoughts and Prayer on Today's Verse are written by Phil Ware.

All scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House.