You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness. Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor, for we are all members of one body. “In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold.
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.
- Paul, Ephesians 4:22–27, 29 NIV
READ: As you read, write down the verse that sticks out most to you, a phrase, or a word.
THINK: What does this passage tell me about God? Are there any principles or commands? What is the purpose or theme?
APPLY: How can I apply this verse to my everyday life? How can I live differently based on what I read?
PRAY: Take time to meditate on the passage and ask the Lord to speak to you.