We are all God’s children, one body, and we must pray diligently for one another.  We must use our words to bless, not to curse.  To bring healing, not destruction.

We cannot be part of the division – we must be part of the solution.  That begins with what is in our heart, and what comes out of our mouth.  We must watch our words.  We must be cautious how we speak to one another.  Love never fails.

He must ask ourselves what spirit is behind the words we are speaking.  Is it the love and kindness of God?  Is it anger and offense?  Are we speaking out of our hurt and fear?  Is it with gentleness, humility and understanding?  What is motivating the words coming out of our mouth.  More importantly, who is motivating the words we are speaking.

Matthew 12:37 plainly tells us; Your very words will be used as evidence against you, and your words will declare you either innocent or guilty.

If my words declare me innocent or guilty before God, then I must be diligent to say only what I hear my Father say.  Just as Jesus did.

In challenging times, such as what we are currently in, this may require more time spent in God’s word.  It may necessitate additional prayer time.  Or longer periods in the presence of God. It will absolutely require humility.  Whatever is needed for our words to be filled with God’s love and kindness, that is what we must do.

Friends, be wise. The one who guards his mouth preserves his life; the one who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.  Proverbs 13:3