Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.
What comes out of our mouths is a direct result of what is going on with us spiritually. If we have made a decision to follow Jesus and we are growing in our relationship with Jesus, our words will reflect the character and nature of Christ. Our words will bring life and will not be a tool to bring death.
James tells us that life and death is found in the tongue. When a person’s words are led and guided by the Holy Spirit, their words will sow life into the lives of others and God’s kingdom will be advanced. But when our words are instead spoken from a place of our sinful nature they will be destructive and bring death.
Our desire should be that our words would benefit and build up those who hear them. We have an opportunity every day to impact people around us. We are called to love one another and our words will carry incredible power when spoken under the leading and anointing of the Holy Spirit.