Communication. It’s the first thing we really learn in life.

It’s a line from an episode in a TV sitcom, but it’s worth thinking about. We’ve learned over the years to communicate in a variety of ways: words, gestures, facial expressions, and more. Sometimes, it’s just the lack of communication altogether? At other times, it’s a poor choice of words or expressions. In any case, we must be careful to communicate clearly.

Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up . . . that it may benefit those who listen (Ephesians 4:29).