King James Version (KJV)
36 But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.
37 For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.
The majority of the world fail to realize how powerful words are. Unfortunately, this also is to include the Saints of God. We recklessly and carelessly speak words that ultimately will effect the rest of our lives. Satan has deceived many into believing that we can say anything we want because of freedom of speech and think that there would be no consequences. We fail to realize that by words, people can be put to death. And by words, men can be granted freedom. It's only by the confession of words, that we are saved (Romans 10:9-10) and it's by words, all things came into existence. In Genesis 1:26-27, we learn that we all were made in the image and likeness of God, thus possessing the authority to speak things that be not as though they were. It is by our confession of words, that we experience victory or suffer in condemnation. Regardless of our circumstances, our spoken words can be the very thing that keeps us bound or sets us free. We must always remember to be mindful of the things we say, whether it is spoken openly or in private.....God always hears every word we speak. And it's our confession of those words that determines how He deals with us. Take account to the words you say, for in them is the power of life and death!!! What have you been speaking lately?
Sticks and stones may break your bones, but words can actually kill you!!!