What a frustrating problem pollution is! Everybody suffers from it, yet everyone contributes to it.

Pollution takes many forms, but one type is often overlooked “verbal pollution”. This is often passed around by grumblers, complainers, and criticizers. The poison of pessimism creates an atmosphere of
negativity where nothing but the bad side of everything is emphasized.

In Ephesians 4 Paul called believers to “put off” the old self and its conduct that grieves the Holy Spirit (22-30) and “put on” the new
self that builds up others (24). As we rely on the help of the Spirit (Gal 5:16 walk with the Spirit) we can make those changes in our conduct, our thinking, and our speaking.

If we want to be rid of verbal pollution, we must choose to change and ask God for His help. This is a great way to start to clean up
our spiritual environment.

Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification. Ephesians 4:29

Carol Harries