But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment.
These words of Jesus Christ tells us that on Judgement Day, people will give account to God for every idle word spoken. The words we speak are very important. It does not matter if we are speaking it to ourselves or others. Our words are one of the most powerful forces in existence because they are creative forces. By words the entire universe was created. God takes our words seriously.
Idle words are words which we have wasted because when we said them to others (or to ourselves), we did not season our words with grace to honor the Lord. Such words are not agreeable to the Chrisitan character. Some examples include speaking words that hurt and destroy rather than build people, speaking words that contradict the word of God, or speaking words of agreement to negative thoughts and imaginations.
Our words should be seasoned with the grace of God's Word, holding forth the Word of life, and causing people to become thirsty for more. There are many people in the world today who are hungry for the truth of God's Word. We have the responsibility and opportunity to sow the Word of God. You can also find forgiveness in God for every idle word you may have spoken knowingly or unknowingly. Let us pray.
Prayer: My Loving Father, please forgive me for every idle word I have ever spoken up until this moment - to others, about others and to myself. I ask that you wipe me clean with the shed Blood of Your Son, Jesus Christ. Please help me to hold every thought captive and to be diligent in Your Word and putting into practice all that You teach me through Your precious Word. Even as I speak to others, may my words always be with grace and seasoned with salt. In Jesus Name, Amen.
One-Year Daily Bible Reading Plan - June 14 2010 - Job 1-5 (OT), 2 Corinthians 2-3 (NT).
Pray for someone today - Pray for people who speak vain or idle words, even in the body of Christ. Pray that they will understand the power behind every word they speak and the fact that men will be judged for the idle words they speak. If you know anyone who speaks idle word, pray for the person.
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