God gives specific commands in regards to our communication. For example, He tells us through James to “be quick to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger” (1:19). Additionally, the inspired Apostle Paul writes, “Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear” (Eph. 4:29).
And there’s so much more to learn about godly communication and relationships in the pages of Scripture. After all, God created communication and He used it to create. “And God said, ‘Let there be light,’ and there was light” (Gen. 1:3). Since God is the creator of communication, His Word is the best resource for teaching us to communicate effectively. Our ability to communicate is part of our being made in His image. Communication is not something to be taken lightly, as it reflects our Creator.
Further, our God is relational. God has always existing with perfect relationships within the Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God, with His infinite experience in relationships, reveals to us a treasure trove of guidance for forging good relationships. He centers this around two great commandments taught by our Lord Jesus, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets” (Matt. 22:37-40).