Unfiltered Words

Richard Waialeale


Matthew 15:18-20 (NIV)

18 But the things that come out of the mouth come from the heart, and these make a man 'unclean.'

19 For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander.

20 These are what make a man 'unclean'; but eating with unwashed hands does not make him 'unclean.'"


When I first began attending New Hope back in 1997, my language was little to be desired. I had so much of the world still inside of me that the words I spoke didn’t even have a chance to be filtered - it came straight from my gut and not my heart or mind. I didn’t even think twice that I was infected with a mild case of profanity. But with some good Christian friends and help, I immediately cleaned up my act.

Today, you would think I would know better yet I’m beginning to notice I’ve been using words that doesn’t please the Lord, and it comes out of my mouth, unfiltered. It’s almost as if I went backwards in time and now I would be considered a hypocrite.


I wonder if I’ve become too smart for my own good, or is there time to repent and make straight the path that I must walk? I humble myself in seeing correction through God’s Word and must think first before opening my mouth. Refuse to say things without thinking it through first, and using words that I should know better in a conversation and stay away from mixing with the wrong people. Avoid getting into conversations that lead to negative complaining or gossip.


Father thank you for revealing to me my own disease of unfiltered words. They are hurtful to You and causes a stench unto me. Forgive me for being so reckless and abandoning what I believe in. Thank you for loving me so much to correct me back to You - In Jesus Name. Amen.

Devotions for April 28

2 Samuel 3
1 Chronicles 12
Matthew 15

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