The speech of a scoundrel is like a scorching fire, but the mouth of the righteous is like a fountain of life.
Have you ever met that person? Do you know someone who speaks to you and their words bring you life? When they speak, you don't get a sense of dread, pain, or dissension. You are actually inspired to obey Jesus more.
Helpful words are honest words. Have you ever stopped to examine how much you lie, even in little things, embellishments?
The goal is not to sit here and think about how awful you are, but rather to cling to grace. In the same way that your lips have been used to tear others down, they can be used to build them up. That is the greatness of the Gospel. It is the story of not just a cross, but also a resurrection.
You do not have to live in regret. By the power of God, you can bring reconciliation. It is never too late to share a good word,
to ask forgiveness, to guard your words in the future, or to repent.
If we are going to be believers that walk in maturity, we must deal with our past, humble ourselves before God, and ask for his help to guard our words by his Holy Spirit.
Let the scripture saturate your heart. The word of God will start to change not only your heart, but also what comes out of your mouth. The man or woman that loves the word of God is changed by the word of God and brings about all the fruit of that word.