The words we speak can be very acidic, eating away at the heart and soul of those we speak so vile of words to. Someone has said, “The words we speak are like a fired weapon, once launched, it cannot be recalled.” The Christian’s mouth should be different from the mouths of those who do not know Jesus Christ.
Our words should be words that point to our Savior, and deliverance from sin. Our words should be words of encouragement toward one another and not derogatory, condemning, or mean spirited; especially not vulgar. David, the sweet Psalmist of Israel spoke the following words for all to read…
“Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in Thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my Redeemer.” Psalm 19:14 (KJB)
We can all be too hasty in our speech. When someone speaks meanly, provokingly, or in a vulgar way to us; many times our first thought is to be rude in return. Let us continually pray this prayer of David. Think first before we fire that projectile called the tongue, and someone gets hurt. Just because you think it does not make it right to make it audible for someone to hear.
If we are meditating on God, His word, and doing His will that will be aid to speak rightly; and to think before we speak. Hear the words of Charles H. Spurgeon on this verse…
““Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my Redeemer.” A sweet prayer, and so spiritual that it is almost as commonly used in Christian worship as the apostolic benediction. Words of the mouth are mockery if the heart does not meditate; the shell is nothing without the kernel; but both together are useless unless accepted; and even if accepted by man, it is all vanity if not acceptable in the sight of God. We must in prayer view Jehovah as our strength enabling, and our Redeemer saving, or we shall not pray aright, and it is well to feel our personal interest so as to use the word my, or our prayers will be hindered. Our near Kinsman’s name, our Goel or Redeemer, makes a blessed ending to the Psalm; it began with the heavens, but it ends with him whose glory fills heaven and earth. Blessed Kinsman, give us now to meditate acceptably upon thy most sweet love and tenderness.” From the Treasury of David by C. H. Spurgeon
Hear the words of the apostle Paul…
“Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.” Ephesians 4:29
” But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.” Colossians 3:8
Remember Christian you cannot recall a fired off word, any more than you can the fired projectile (bullet) from a gun. Use good, and kind, and godly words which will build up, guide, and lead others to Christ.