“He who loves purity of heart, and whose speech is gracious, will have the king as his friend.”
Out of the heart, the mouth speaks. A gracious person will speak from an undefiled heart. One way to develop gracious speech and a pure heart is to meditate on lovely, true, chaste, righteous, and noble things (Philippians 4:8). My best friend’s mom raised her children to develop the etiquette and character required in the presence of nobility. She would always say, “I want you to be comfortable dining with royalty because you never know where life will take you.” Her children are very prudent, trustworthy, and generous people. As a result, their family is respected, even by strangers, and important people have formed close friendships with them. I’m no king, but encouragement and growth follow their company.
"OUT OF THE HEART, THE MOUTH SPEAKS."
LORD, thank you that your Word purifies me with living water. Please forgive me for my impurity and unkindness. Soften my heart to your Holy Spirit so that my speech reflects a relationship with you. Your friendship is better than anything.