Matthew 12:36 (NKJV) “But I tell you that every careless word that people speak, they shall give an accounting for it in the day of judgment.”

Did you know the words you speak have consequences. We will incur judgment for every word we have spoken in our lifetime. In the verse above, Jesus warns of the eternal outcome regarding the things we say today. We must be mindful of how we talk to our family, friends, and even our foes! It is imperative to understand that careless talk—a rude comment, an insult or bad advice—affects others today, but it also has a major impact on our coming judgment as is specifically spoken by Jesus in today’s reading.

Yet it should come as no surprise to many of us that our attempts to change the words that come out of our mouths are weak at best. This is because the content of our speech is determined by the condition of our hearts. What we say to people is a direct reflection of the thoughts, feelings and attitudes of our hearts. In other words, to change what comes out of our mouths requires a heart change.

Point to ponder- It is only through submission to the Lord via the Holy Spirit, who yearns to transform us into the likeness of Christ, will we experience victory in controlling the things we say.

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Kingdom Blessings,

Pastor James Baker, Jr.

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