Using wisdom and discretion in our speech is constructive. In this video Ted communicates that it is ill advised for anyone to say everything they think. That is a mark of immaturity and poor training. James 3:6 says, “And the tongue is a flame of fire. It is a whole world of wickedness, corrupting your entire body. It can set your whole life on fire, for it is set on fire by hell itself.” Ted has been accused of not saying everything he thinks, but instead trying to say what he believes is appropriate. Here he gives his response. He encourages all of us to use our words to encourage, strengthen, and build the lives of others.
02:25 – We need to think about the words we choose to use, our words can tear people down or build people up.
03:10 – Ted Haggard talks about his scandal in 2006