The word of God tells us that words are powerful, and we should be careful of every word we say.
Don’t Take Words Lightly
The Bible describes the power of our words in Proverbs 18:21. It said, “The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.”
This proverb from Solomon was a warning of how we use our words because every word that comes out of our mouth has the power to speak life or death. And no one is excepted to its consequences. Perhaps that is why Paul the Apostle advised the church of Ephesus to be careful with their words. He said in Ephesians 4:29, “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.”
Paul stressed not to let unwholesome talk reign. But instead, use words that were helpful to build others.
Every Careless Word
Moreover, Jesus also warned about it in Matthew 12:36 when the Pharisees accused him. He taught the people, “But I tell you that men will give an account on the day of judgment for every careless word they have spoken. For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned.”
Note that Jesus highlighted that we will one day face judgment for “every carless word” we have spoken, for we would be accountable for every word that comes out from our mouth.
That is why relentless woman, take Jesus’ teaching seriously and be careful with your words. Let everything that comes out of your mouth be life, encouragement, and anything that will build others. Do not let the world dictate the words you say, and focus on being accountable to God with everything in your life. Your words are powerful, so don’t be a nagger. Instead, use it to lift and encourage other people.
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