Jesus told us that it is not the food we eat that defiles us, we are defiled my moral filth that comes out of us, and that moral filth includes words.
and we reap what we sow. so you can look at it 4 ways: the harm one does to oneself. the harm one does to the person one says something vile to (when the bible says that all people love gossip because it is as satisfying as something tasty, its just a statement of fact about the way human nature is, it does not commend that, just observes it. these verses expand our understanding, showing that like eating food, consuming vile words also gets assimilated and becomes part of us. but vile words are worse - food benefits us then passes out. but vile words linger like poison. then we regurgitate them like vomit out of our mouths but some poison lingers. nasty). thirdly, vile words we say pollute the atmosphere and harm innocent bystanders not involved in our situations but just located near enough to overhear whether they chose to be listening or not, some of them are children, and some of them are delighted to have discovered a new word and long to try it out. last, but definately not least, the vile words we say upset God the Father who looks at what he created (and once saw that it was very good), and if he was to ask "what a horrible mess, how does a mess like that get sorted out?" most of us would fall silent and look around and squirm and avoid eye contact. Then Jesus might say "there is the blood, will you accept my blood?"
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