But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.
Continuing from Part 2, God created our universe by His spoken Word. By the same token, words not in line with God’s love can damage creation. Simply saying bad things.
When we are cruel with our words, we certainly sin. That is not the love that God has shown us and commands us to copy. We are to love one another as God has loved us.
But having a mean mouth is something more than just sinfully not loving. It is more than sinfully causing emotional pain to someone else.
“Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” True or false?
The correct answer is “false.” Why? Two reasons. We teach this to our children NOT because it’s true. We teach it to them, because we know that words DO hurt them. And us. We’re giving them a lie, a raggedy shield that won’t really protect them. Emotional distress DOES cause physical damage through stress. Our hurtful, cruel words are sinful in that they wound other people both emotionally and physically.
The second reason is that words are not ephemeral. They are not a wisp of smoke borne away by the wind. Recall from yesterday’s post that the written symbols for Hebrew vowels are twins to the vibration patterns they produce on matter. Vibration carries energy. Our DNA is a receiver/transmitter for all kinds of vibration.
Yesterday’s post demonstrated that, when God spoke organization of the matter of creation into our world and universe, He did so with actual sound.
When we inject, through our own vibrations of speech, harmful, negative energy into God’s creation, we are directly and literally damaging it. To put it another way, God created a beautiful world. Perfect. We have been introducing graffiti all over it ever since the fall with our own sinful words; not just sinful actions.
Have you seen spray paint graffiti on native rock? I have this week, driving through the Smoky Mountains. Every time we speak foul vibrations into God’s creation, we are doing no less to Him and our fellow creatures.
If someone went at you with spray paint, that’s every bit the same thing as painting you with foul words. It’s there even though our eyes can’t see it. But believe me; God sees and hears it.
Graffiti is ugly and disrespectful. Whether we can see it or not is irrelevant. God sees what you have permanently sprayed onto His creation with your mouth
We all have done it. We will all continue to do it, despite our best intentions and desire to be God’s children. We can thank Him that our graffiti of speech damaging God’s perfect word of creation is forgiven. It’s washed away by the blood of Jesus.