Friday, January 2, 2009

Watch your mouth

So one of the things God has been show me the last year-ish is that Christians (esp. me) need to be really careful how they speak and what they say. A scripture I saw today is from Matthew 12:36-37:

"I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak, for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned."

Ouch. Words have serious power - looking at Genesis, when God brings the universe into existence based on His words alone (and God said, let there be...) shows us that words have power. Man, we have to be careful - careless swearing, undue criticism, I think even sarcasm can build people up or tear them down...

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