Thanksgiving is our dialect.

a boy with a bible
a boy with a bible

“Don’t allow love to turn into lust, setting off a downhill slide into sexual promiscuity, filthy practices, or bullying greed. Though some tongues just love the taste of gossip, those who follow Jesus have better uses for language than that. Don’t talk dirty or silly. That kind of talk doesn’t fit our style. Thanksgiving is our dialect.” (Ephesians 5:3–4, The Message)

The Sidetracks to listening for God’s love (see vv. 1-2) are listed: Lust, bullying, gossip, etc.

The Solution is listed too: Thanksgiving.

What a contrast!