Matthew 12:36–But I tell you that every careless word that people speak, they shall give an accounting for it in the day of judgment.
Jesus has discussed in this chapter that our words are a reflection of our heart. As a result, every word we speak, even the careless one, is a reflection of something in our heart and we will have to give an accounting to Him for it. Why do we say some of the flippant things we say? Do we think before we speak? Would we want every word we’ve said to be used to describe us to someone we’ve never met before?
Lord, help guard my tongue. I want it to only say things that are a reflection of You. My words are to be chosen carefully and said with an attitude of love and a desire to see people become more like Christ.