I DEDICATE MY SPEECH TO THAT WHICH IS TRUE, JUST AND LOVING
The Lord shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things.
Honest people speak truthfully and wisely. It takes greater wisdom to know when to be silent, than when to speak. Most of us talk far too much, and our effusiveness bears witness to our undisciplined minds. We flatter people and while doing it know that the words are not true, but we also know the person to whom they are addressed will probably hope they are true. True religion should produce a race of honest people who say only what they mean. Too often we are weighed in the balances of life and found wanting, because we have made extravagant and incorrect statements. The Law of Mind gives us back our words in form, and this is not always a pleasant experience. Students of the Science of Mind should make an honest attempt to control their speech, watch their words and always say that which is loving and wise, not always easy to do.
My words shall not return unto me void and they shall accomplish whereunto they are sent; therefore, I dedicate my speech to Truth. I speak that which is loving and wise in the sight of God and of man. I know that God speaks through me, when I am at one with His Mind in the midst of me. I let every word of my mouth be one of true appraisal based on the way the situation is in God. Thus, only that which is constructive, valuable and just comes forth from my lips today. I speak the Truth, and the Truth is that which is true of God in man. I praise the good, and I deny the evil. I love to speak the loving word unto my fellowman.
Taken from “Richer Living” by Ernest Holmes and Raymond Charles Barker