1. Careless Words
    21 Mar, 2017
    Careless Words
    I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak, for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned." Matthew 12:36-37 There are times when I have a tendency to be a smart aleck.   I know this because a few people who are close to me have said so. I used to think this description of me was a good thing.  In my mind smart alecks were . . . well, smart.  And funny.  Well-loved.  And they don't necessarily have to have
  2. When Words are Many
    25 Oct, 2016
    When Words are Many
    When words are many, transgression is not lacking, but whoever restrains his lips is prudent. Proverbs 10:19  It would be easy to ignore Proverbs 10:19.  It's just one verse.  It’s tucked away in a plethora of proverbs found in the Old Testament.  And who wants to limit what they want to say?  But it is part of Scripture.  It's not a good idea to ignore it.  And the proverb actually has parallels in the New Testament.  Think about, for example, what Jesus says in Matthew 12:36 (I tell you, on