BEWARE OF UNHOLY WORDS!
We as Christians are always mindful of the kind of language we use with people around us as we try to be as godly as possible.
However the Lord brought to my attention that many of us are not careful with the words we use to random people we meet on the street as we go about our daily lives.
Life is a hustle and leaves us many chances to be frustrated especially as one tries to get about their life in a crowded place where everyone else is trying to get to their goal. Things can easily go out of control in such situations and this is where many find themselves using unglodly language towards others without realizing.
Some comfort themselves that the person they are talking to is just a random stranger who will soon disappear in the crowd and so it doesn’t matter.
However,those ungodly words will follow that person wherever they are and will haunt them when all the hustle and bustle quietens down and they begin to reflect on the day. We should know that the words we use towards others are powerful and can cause emotional damage.
Using these ungodly words also defiles us.
This does also not reflect well on our Christianity as you never know who is watching. Someone may know you and know that you are a Christian and feel discouraged to repent just by seeing you acting in that way.
Remember that anger is not a sin as it is a human emotion just like happiness. What becomes a sin is what you do when you are angry,if you become careless with your actions.
Ephesians 4:26 “BE angry, and DO NOT sin”: do not let the sun go down on your wrath.
Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers. And DO NOT GRIEVE THE HOLY SPIRIT OF GOD , by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.
Matthew 12:36-37 But I say to you that for every IDLE WORD men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment. For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”