We are directed by YHWH’s eternal Word, to watch our tongues and be careful what we say. If we truly understood that we will have to answer for our idle chatter and careless talk, would that change us and our conversations? Let’s put our words under Yeshua’s control and be quick to sincerely ask His forgiveness when our words are unkind, foolish, and impure.
A knowledgeable person controls his tongue; a discerning person controls his temper. Even a fool, if he stays silent, is thought wise; he who keeps his mouth shut can pass for smart. ~~ Proverbs 17: 27-28
Don’t speak impulsively – don’t be in a hurry to give voice to your words before God. For God is in heaven, and you are on earth, so let your words be few. For nightmares come from worrying too much; and a fool, when he speaks, chatters too much. ~~ Ecclesiastes 5: 1-2
Therefore, my dear brothers, let every person be quick to listen, but slow to speak, slow to get angry… ~~ James 1:19
And, this comes directly from the mouth of our Lord Yeshua:
“Moreover, I tell you this: on the Day of Judgment people will have to give account for every careless word they have spoken; for by your own words you will be acquitted, and by your own words you will be condemned.” ~~ Matthew 12: 36-37