Our words can really get us in trouble. Our tongues can be dangerous. Romans 3:13-14 says, “”Their throat is an open grave; they use their tongues to deceive.” “The venom of asps is under their lips.” “Their mouth is full of curses and bitterness.”” Those who do not know God have no reason to speak good and truth. They have no motivation other than just wanting to be good. Even that can only go so far.
Those who do know the Lord have a different motivation. When they speak truth, wisdom, and encouragement, they seek to please the Lord. Even Christians can stumble and allow unrighteous things to come out of their mouths. We must be cautious and not allow unwholesome things to come out of our mouths.