36 But I tell you that everyone will have to give account on the day of judgment for every empty word they have spoken. 37 For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words, you will be condemned.”
Jesus is really explicit about the power of words. Here yet again he indicates that we will be held accountable for every word we speak. Especially those we speak carelessly. OUr words show the health of our heart, therefore unhealthy, rude, crass or negative language comes from a place of having an unhealthy heart.
If someone were to listen to your words for a day, what would they be able to tell about the condition of your heart?
Father, refresh, restore and renew my heart. That in all things I might glorify and reflect you. Teach me to use my words to breathe love and life into others. Amen