Watch Your Words

by | Jul 18, 2018

Watch Your Words I Daily Walk Devotion

Watch Your Words. George Bernard Shaw wrote: “I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You both get dirty, but the pig likes it.” It is a wise proverb for us to heed. It merely means that we should avoid arguments with people who like to argue because it will only harm us. Our words are powerful, and we will have to give an account of them before Jesus.

Matthew 12:36-37

“I tell you that on the day of judgment people will have to account for every careless word they speak. For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words, you will be condemned.

Damaging Words

There is a lot of bullying going today, especially online. What people spew out through social media is so full of hate and anger. What’s interesting is that most of these people are cowards in public. It’s easy to hide behind a wall of protection and shout whatever you want. They even have a group of people that will back them up and encourage them. Don’t lower yourself to their level.

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What people forget is that God sees and hears all of that. One day they will be held accountable for every careless word they have spoken. Jesus says they will be acquitted or condemned by their words. Don’t lower yourself to their level and get into arguments with these people. Bite your lip and remain silent.

Watch Your Words

As a Christian, we need to be very careful with what we say. Our words need to be based on the truth of God’s word and used to build others up. People may twist what we say and even tell lies about us, but we need to stay above the fray. We don’t need to worry about what others think about us or try to convince them we are right. Speak the truth in love and remember that we will be acquitted when we stand before the judgment seat.