Oh how they can be woven together so beautifully and elegantly and bring such joy to others… And then there are those Words that can fly out unscripted in anger or emotion or just be very unpolitically correct. Either way they come out, you can’t retrieve them, they are all out there in the atmosphere swirling.
What If we were judged, ridiculed, cursed, discarded and disqualified by every unworthy word that flew out of our mouths?
I think that would make us all be unqualified at some point.
I think of the story of the woman caught in adultery and Jesus told the angry crowds – those of you without sin pick up your stones…..
Many were ready to stone this woman to death. I wonder how many pridefully went to reach for a stone to throw at the woman before they realized they too had sinned?
Whether it is Kanye West or Donald Trump or you or me, or whomever said words you did not like…May we remember…..
We will all only answer to One Judge regarding our words. May we all put down our stones and realize none of us is perfect.
May we all practice saying worthy words as well as, extend forgiveness to those that haven’t.
~XXOO Michelle Bollom
“But I tell you that every careless word that people speak, they shall give an accounting for it in the day of judgment.” ~Matthew 12:36 NASB
“Let no foul or polluting language, nor evil word nor unwholesome or worthless talk [ever] come out of your mouth, but only such [speech] as is good and beneficial to the spiritual progress of others, as is fitting to the need and the occasion, that it may be a blessing and give grace (God’s favor) to those who hear it.” Ephesians 4:29 AMP
Words kill, words give life; they’re either poison or fruit—you choose.~ Proverbs 18:21 MSG