I thought that since we are trying to improve our skills in communication that it would be good to simply look at the biblical rules for communication. No doubt, we will not cover them all, but if you are interested in actually improving, these are rules by which you can measure your communication skills.
James 1:19: Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak and slow to wrath.
James 3:10: Out of the same mouth proceeds blessing and cursing. My brethren these things ought not to be so.
Matthew 5:37: But let your communication be yea, yea; nay,nay: for whatsoever is more than this comes from sin.
Psalm 1:1: Blessed is the man that walks not in the counsel of the ungodly.
Matthew 12:36-37: every idle word that men shall speak they shall give an account therefore in the day of judgment. For by thy words thou shall be justified, and by thy words thou shall be condemned.
Matthew 12:34:… Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.
1 Peter 3:10: For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile.
1 John 3:18: My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.
James 1:26: If any man among you seems to be religious, and bridles not his tongue, but deceives his own heart, this man’s religion is vain.
Colossians 4:6: Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt.
Ephesians 4:26: Be angry and sin not.
Ephesians 4:29: Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.
Proverbs 13:3: He that keeps his mouth keeps his life, but he that opens wide his lips shall have destruction.
There have been some great communicators in our world. Let’s determine that we will be good and godly communicators.