Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Matt 12:33-37 "Make a tree good and its fruit will be good, or make a tree bad and its fruit will be bad, for a tree is recognized by its fruit. You brood of vipers, how can you who are evil say anything good? For out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks. The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in him, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in him. But I tell you that men will have to give account on the day of judgment for every careless word they have spoken. For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned." (NIV)
I know I have heard this verse before, but it just hit me just how strong these words are. Boy, I can't tell you how many times I gave in and used my words carelessly. I will have to give an account for each and every careless word spoken. I need God's help to get my tongue reined in and come to a point that all my words bring healing, none of them being careless. Maybe I won't reach that point until I get into Heaven, but I can be open to God's help and leading to get me as close as possible.