Psalm 34, beginning at verse 14: “Depart from evil, and do good. Seek peace and pursue it. The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and His ears are open to their cry. The face of the Lord is against those who do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them in the earth. The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears.”
I’m very, very concerned about the evil speaking that has become part of our present-day culture. The word of caution I’d like to bring to you today is that believers in Jesus Christ—if you and I are going to make a difference, if you and I are going to go to the throne of God, if our prayers are going to be heard, we have to put away from evil speaking. We have to be ambassadors of peace, seeking it and pursuing it. The Bible says that God will listen to us, and God will hear our cry when we choose to walk and do to do what is right.