If I think back on the last few weeks – most of the problems in my life have come from words. Words are the cause of so much hurt in this world.
My words hurt others and get me into trouble. The words of others hurt me and cause division. Words are all around us; thousands spoken by each of us a day – and yet we think so seldom about what passes our lips. God is telling us here to think twice about what we say, and to think about the harm and hurt that is done through words every day. We so often blame God for the shape of the world and the direction of our lives, when it is our words that have cause our ruin.
Words are powerful. May my words by pleasing to you, O Lord, and glorify you in every syllable.