Sometimes we don’t always see eye-to-eye with the leaders of the country we live in. A lot has happened since March of this year and perhaps our level of trust has dropped significantly. Many factors such as sickness, death, injustice, unemployment, and civil chaos has caused many of us to doubt the efficiency of some of our leaders. However bad our situations may appear, we will never be justified in rejoicing over a report of a leader becoming sick or dying.
I’ve been seeing and hearing some dangerous words from people who oppose the leaders of this country. Some of these words are condemning and without hope of seeing someone recovering from misguided decisions and illnesses.
Our bibles also tell us:
And I tell you this, you must give an account on judgment day for every idle word you speak.Matthew 12:36
What Are Idle Words?
- Words we speak that are damaging.
- Words we speak that are condemning.
- Words that don’t encourage or rebuke in a loving manner.
We will be held accountable for the words we speak on the day of judgment. Jesus reminds us that we either justified or condemned by our words:
For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”Matthew 12:37
We’re not going to agree with everything we hear. There are some things we shouldn’t agree with, especially if it goes against the righteousness of God. But let’s watch what we say to others in person and in social media when we disagree about the events and decisions of the past few months. If something bothers us or we don’t understand, the best thing to do is to talk to the Lord about it. He will show us the correct way to respond to every situation we encounter. And always pray for the best!