• Christians’ words should only be a source of blessing (James 3:8-11; 4:11).
  • Speaking evil of believers is a characteristic of non-believers (1 Pet. 2:12; 3:16)
  • Be careful about the impact of your words as a parent or with your spouse.
  • Don’t be careless with words. Refrain from jesting, teasing, criticisms or constant “evaluations” that leave their mark. Don’t make snap judgments or jump to conclusions–be “slow to speak”(James 1:19).
  • Be careful how you speak to children in public.
  • Be careful how you speak about parents (Prov. 30:11; 20:20), in-laws, pastors, employers, teachers, Christian workers and church members, friends and neighbors, even your “enemies.”

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