A good man says good things. These come from the good that is put away inside him. An evil man says evil things. These come from the evil that is put away inside him. But here is what I tell you. On judgment day, people will have to account for every careless word they have spoken. By your words, you will be found guilty or not guilty. Matthew 12:35-37
What we say matters. The words coming out of our mouths should honour God and please Him. When you speak to other people would you speak differently if you realised God is listening? Before I became a Christian in recovery a lot of what I said was not pleasing to God and certainly didn’t honour Him. Sometimes that is still the case because none of us is perfect. We make mistakes on a daily basis. If we didn’t there would be no need for Jesus to intervene in our lives.
Progression in recovery requires change. We need to change what we think, how we act and how we relate to God and to others. When I came into a relationship with the Holy Spirit through the process of recovery I had to consciously pay attention to what I said and the motives behind it. I had to ask myself the question “does what I am about to say bring Glory to God and build others up?” If it doesn’t then I shouldn’t be saying it and neither should you.
DO YOUR WORDS BRING HONOUR TO GOD?
Prayer: Lord today let me speak only words that bring honour to you
and build others up.