Matthew 12:36-37

Matthew 12:36-37 thought for the day:

For I tell you that people will have to give an account on the day of judgement for every empty word they have spoken.  For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned.

This isn’t just a thought – it is a directive and something that should put the fear of the Lord in all our hearts.  This makes me scared to talk much anymore!  But also that I really need to watch what I say, how I say it, and why and so on.  I really do need to be more careful.  Lord, help me walk more consistently in the fear of you and your ways.  Help me not to treat words flippantly but with fear and respect.  Help me to walk in the fear of the Lord today.  Amen.