Matthew 12:36 “But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment.”
Words can…Words are so important! Words can excite or words can depress. A word can make us glad or sad or mad. Words can inspire and lift our spirits or defeat and deflate our souls. Words can motivate and encourage or they crush and kill. Words can convince us to stand tall for what is right or they can destroy hope and blast reputations. Words can offer a beautiful prayer and preach a powerful sermon.
We must watch our words diligently, because the words you leave behind will be a lasting picture of who we are, and the God we serve. When we speak carelessly or negatively, we damage others as well as ourselves. The words we choose, and the ways we use them, communicate more about us and our faith than we can possible imagine.
Let’s Pray: “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart Be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer.” Psalm 19:14
A Thought to Ponder: “No innocence is strong enough to intimidate me, no purity pure enough to daunt me. I have no regard for truth, no respect for justice, no mercy for the defenseless. My victims are as numerous as the sands of the sea and often as innocent. I never forget and seldom forgive. My name is Gossip.” – Morgan Blake