The title above is a one word reply often used showing sarcasm or disgust with what someone has said. It actually is rude and shows disrespect. I am sure we have all heard this comment or maybe uttered it ourselves. Ouch!Do you consider yourself a kind person? Do you often speak poorly of others when they are not in your presence or judge them? Words are so important whether you are using sarcasm to express disgust or saying something uplifting, it is critical to insure that whatever you utter would be exactly what you would say if Jesus were in your presence.Sometimes a person can speak nicer to a family pet than to a human. Do the words you say lift Jesus higher? Something to think about.
The following are some scripture verses to perhaps "hide in your heart" to help you get control of your mouth in 2014.
'Sin is not ended by multiplying words,but the prudent holds their tongues.' Proverbs 10:19(NIV)
'The one who has knowledge uses words with restraint, and whoever has understanding is even tempered.' Proverbs 17:27(NIV)
'A dream comes when there are many cares, and many words mark the speech of a fool.' Ecclesiastes 5:3(NIV)
'My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to become angry.' James 1:19(NIV).
Today why not read each of those verses aloud and ask God to direct the words you say and resist the urge to be hateful, rude, angry, gossipy, or unkind with your tongue.
PRAYER: Each and every day I need your help Lord to watch what comes out of my mouth. Words can build up or tear down and I want mine to glorify you. In Jesus' name. Amen.