But I tell you that everyone will have to give account on the day of judgment for every empty word they have spoken. For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned.
Matthew 12 : 36 – 37
God sets a very high bar. Forget the law for a moment and anything external because its clear we are also going to be examined against our own thoughts, words, and deeds. What have you been thinking these last couple of days? What did you think about the people who annoyed you? How did you speak about them? Did you pray for them? How did you act around them?
What about people who come on the TV? Perhaps a politician you really don’t like. What did you think about them? What did you say about them? Did you pray for them?
It’s a good job God is a forgiving God!
Prayer: Lord God, too many times my Christian faith doesn’t reach my tongue and I speak in ways that are not honouring to you. Sorry. I’ll try and do better today.
Action: Think before you speak.