There is much, very much of it that goes on; that is useless talk, or idle words.
We need to understand that words whether they are spoken or written are powerful, and useful when used correctly and rightly. Let us hear what Jesus says about the use of words…
“A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things. But I say unto you, ‘That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.’ For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.” Matthew 12:35-37 (KJB)
Jesus speaks of “every idle word” in Matthew 12:34-37, and that words bear either good fruit or evil fruit in previous verses, and of the “abundance of the heart”. Words hold power. I know this has been said many times, but it bears repeating again; “Words are like bullets, once fired, they cannot be recalled.”
What is the “Idle word” Jesus speaks of? Our everyday talking that is more trivial than helpful to anyone. It can be non offensive, or just endless chatter that holds no purpose.
We probably use it to build some social structure with others, but if we think about it, to what end.
Let us who are Christian use our words wisely for construction of our neighbors faith, to point others to faith in Christ Jesus, and to build up one another’s confidence in God, His Son, His Spirit, and His word in all our lives.
Jesus Christ our Lord died for our sins, and gives us a new heart, mind, and He gives us no words, and attitude toward life. Believe Him.