36 But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment.
Today’s Inspiration: Just as a tree is recognised by its fruit, man is recognised by the fruit of his deeds. What is the main deed that failed us? Our tongue – the way we speak. Matthew 12:36 tells us that we have to give account on the day of judgement for every careless word we speak. For by our words we are acquitted and by our words we will be condemned. V37. Our life is determined by our fruit, the nature of which depends very much on what we speak about ourselves and about others.
We need to speak with clarity that the people can understand. It’s not the flowery language but what we say must not carry a doubt in people’s hearts. If we do, we have not explained well.
The religious leaders could not explain to the crowd well so Jesus came to explain the Gospel with the language they knew. He explained to them through talking about the vine and the branches with a message of relationship and abiding. He explained about the prodigal son, his flaws and the correct way of parenting and how his willingness to become a servant entitles him to be a ruler. Luke 15:22.
What the devil meant for evil, separation from his father, God turned it to be a lesson for his good – a return to Him with a Promise. God always is faithful and He will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one. 2 Thessalonians 3:3. May the Lord direct your hearts into God’s love and Christ’s perseverance. It is through Christ that two can walk together. How can two walk together unless they are in agreement? Amos 3:3. Till our hearts abide in Christ, we cannot walk in agreement.