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    In Matthew 12:36 says"But I say to you that for every word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgement"(NKJV). I would of course encourage you to read this verse in context. I've been thinking about the words idle conversation a lot this week and was just curious to hear what you may think about these words.
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    [QUOTE=rosey;1033170]In Matthew 12:36 says"But I say to you that for every word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgement"(NKJV). I would of course encourage you to read this verse in context. I've been thinking about the words idle conversation a lot this week and was just curious to hear what you may think about these words.[/QUOTE Bible Verses About Idle Words from the King James Version (KJV) by Relevance

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    Oh, My these are enough to make us stop before we speak. To stop and think ~ Thank you ~



    Matthew 12:36-37 - But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. (Read More...)

    Matthew 12:37 - For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.

    James 1:19 - Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:

    2 Timothy 3:16 - All scripture [is] given by inspiration of God, and [is] profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

    Matthew 12:36 - But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.

    Hebrews 10:26 - For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,themselves. Your topic is certainly one of conviction. Thanks.
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    I apologize I misquoted the verse so I want to correct it. Matthew 12:36 "But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgement." NKJV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rosey View Post
    I apologize I misquoted the verse so I want to correct it. Matthew 12:36 "But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgement." NKJV.
    Matthew 12:36

    God says that individuals will have to account for all of their works, including our secret sins. Even the words we have spoken will be judged.

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    The word idle means just what it says, 'lazy, useless, barren etc., but in context this is not forbidding talk about pizza and baseball, but rather when it comes to matters dealing directly with God we need to speak wisely, circumspectly, reverently, truthfully etc. In that immediate context Jesus had just been accused of casting out devils by the power of Beelzebub (a master demon) which also amounted to calling the Holy Spirit a De___.
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    Isaiah 26:3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.

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    For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned. (Matt. 12:37)

    Do we confess Christ with our mouths? (Romans 12:9)
    And do our words show the fruit of that?

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    It makes me think how easy it is to speak 'well' when we are in calm waters. How are hearts really are will be shown in the storms.
    Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart Be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my strength and my redeemer. Ps. 19:14 NKJV.
    All the time...even in secret, as nothing is secret from God. <><
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    Quote Originally Posted by crossnote View Post
    The word idle means just what it says, 'lazy, useless, barren etc., but in context this is not forbidding talk about pizza and baseball, but rather when it comes to matters dealing directly with God we need to speak wisely, circumspectly, reverently, truthfully etc. In that immediate context Jesus had just been accused of casting out devils by the power of Beelzebub (a master demon) which also amounted to calling the Holy Spirit a De___.
    exactly.

    John 5:24
    "Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life.

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    The word idle means," not at work or at ease". I believe when our minds is at idle, we can clearly focus more on a certain subject. And if we start focusing on God's word; I believe that the enemy comes and to disrupt your peace. The enemy doesn't want you to get closer to God. So that's what I believe the meaning of the verse that says a idle mind is the devil's workshop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rosey View Post
    In Matthew 12:36 says"But I say to you that for every word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgement"(NKJV). I would of course encourage you to read this verse in context. I've been thinking about the words idle conversation a lot this week and was just curious to hear what you may think about these words.
    This is another take on the concept that every tree that does not produce good fruit shall be cut down.

    The word, "idle" is the Greek word, argos -- inactive, i.e. unemployed; (by implication) lazy, useless: KJV -- barren, idle, slow.

    Such words as are not good for the hearer to promote them toward faith in God are such useless words.

    Of course, that does not mean that we can pick this up as a tool with which to judge that of others, but means that God will judge that of us because such useless words from us reveal the true state of our love for our neighbor and for God.

    Another person may be telling us what we do not want to hear by way of constructive criticism but that does not make that person's words to us useless. His or her words are useful but we reject making use of them and that is at least as bad as one who speaks useless words.

    We need to judge only that we are being careful to ascertain and walk in God's love.

    We cannot afford to pick these sayings up as though provided us as tools with which to judge others. Even when another commits serious death dealing sin we shun the sin, hating the sin, and hoping for the recovery of that person.

    But when we begin judging others by their every word, there is no profit in that as it is dogging them in a way that violates love by it's pettiness which causes them to have to walk as on egg shells with us.

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    Here is one helpful link on this subject, found via Bible Hub: Search, Read, Study the Bible in Many Languages: Idle (33 Occurrences)
    And here is a cool way to think about idle words: "Not called into active service" (Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary).

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    Quote Originally Posted by hattiebod View Post
    It makes me think how easy it is to speak 'well' when we are in calm waters. How are hearts really are will be shown in the storms.
    Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart Be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my strength and my redeemer. Ps. 19:14 NKJV.
    All the time...even in secret, as nothing is secret from God. <><
    Do you actually dare to tell me that what I said to the postman when I was thoroughly disgusted with him was not a good idea? I was afraid of that. I got on my knees before Christ. And apologized. OK?

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