7 Deadly sins of speaking

7 Deadly sins of speaking

This is taken from a TEDS talk.

In this post, 7 Deadly sins of speaking, a reminder of some “sins” common among speakers. Don’t do these!

1. Gossip. Speaking ill of somebody not present. The Bible forbids this. We must watch what we say about people.
2. Judging. Biblically, we are to judge speech and activity, but we are not to “be the judge” to assign guilt or innocence, much less assign punishment. We are to judge by comparing what we experience against the pattern of God’s Word, and conclude this is biblical, or this is not biblical. Judge by the same standards as what you would want others to judge you, the standards of God.
3. Negativity. If you cannot actually change the bad in the world, or the bad in your life, then leave it alone. Do not comment about it. Do not push it on others when you are with them. Don’t look on the bad side of life, but on the good.
4. Complaining. Do not be a complainer, but a fixer. Make the bad good.
5. Excuses. Nobody likes failure. When you cannot fulfill what you say you are going to, be a mature adult and accept the responsibility for your failure as your own fault. Fix things so that this doesn’t happen in the future.
6. Embroidery, Imagination. (Lying) Let our yea be yea, and our nay be nay. Don’t elaborate on the things you tell. Tell them as accurately as you can. If you don’t remember, better to not say anything at all.
7. Dogmatism. Most people consider their view as the right view, and present it as if nobody else’s view matters or is important.

HAIL –

H – Honesty. Be clear and straight forward.

A – Authenticity. Standing in your own truth.

I – Integrity. Be your word.

L – Love. Wish them well.

In this post, 7 Deadly sins of speaking, a reminder of some “sins” common among speakers. Don’t do these!