Matthew 12:34-37 – “But I tell you that men will have to give account on the day of judgment for every careless word they have spoken.”
When you speak any word, whether positive or negative, you are filling the air. Do not just fill the air; speak words that build other people up – words that edify, heal, deliver, bless and save.
Do you want to speak? Pause a minute and think about what your usual conversations have been like! Is your speech profitable to others? Do your words build others up or pull them down? Above all, do our words glorify God? If we are honest with ourselves, we must admit that much of our conversation is nothing more than empty talk.
Our Lord Jesus Christ has warned against speaking idle words because for every idle word a man speaks, he shall be accountable. In Matthew 12:30-34, we are told that God takes notice of every word we say, even that which we ourselves do not notice. Vain and idle talk is a product of a vain and idle heart; they are unprofitable and not pleasing to God Almighty.