1 Cor 1:4-5 I thank my God always on your behalf, for the grace of God which is given you by Jesus Christ;
:5 that in every thing ye are enriched by Him, in all utterance, and in all knowledge;
These verses are my prayer for all of us today. Oh, that we would only speak words that were enriched by Him!
Have you ever known either right before or during an utterance that those words were not enriched by God? And you knew even before you said them, how much they were going to hurt the person you said them to? But, here is a question for you, especially if like me you had to say yes to that question. Did you consider, your words hurt the other person, how much more they hurt God?
Have you ever tried to justify hurtful words to someone either you don't know, or that you do know and they don't know Christ as their Savior? Remember Christ died for them also if they will just receive Him as their Savior. He knows them and it must still hurt Him when we are purposefully hurtful to someone. If for no other reason then because we are His child and supposed to be showing Him to the world. Yes sometimes we must say difficult things to each other, but we must be careful that He would approve our choice of words. Do we go before Him first and "audition" what we will say? Or do we just blurt out what is in our heart without considering the effect? If we first (even if it is done quickly in prayer) seek the Lord about our words, we will be less likely to hurt our Lord Jesus Christ by what we say.
Pr 8:8 All the words of my mouth are in righteousness; there is nothing froward or perverse in them.
Ps 19:14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in Thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.