Do you agree with me that talking too much, and too carelesslessly, can be dangerous ? Jesus agrees, too.
He tells us in Matthew 12:36, that one day we will give an account of every idle word we have spoken.
These are no idle words !
It is particularly challenging to be in control of our speech, since the human tongue is a rascal, and very difficult to control. (James 1:26).
And so, R.J. and I try to follow the principle of The N.I.C.E. Tongue. We try to make sure our speech falls into the following categories:
N- necessary speech
I- informative speech
C- comforting, consoling or comical speech
E – encouraging words.
Let us ask for the grace to use words that uplift others and please the Lord.