The above shows that whatever comes out of a man/woman defiles him/her.
Matthew 15:18 – “However, things proceeding out of the mouth
come out of the heart, and those things defile a man/woman.”
We, at all times, should be clothed with right attitudes and gracious speech.
A thoughtless word, untimely spoken, drives ripples of hated, anger and
bitterness and it can never be taken back. Unfortunately mouthing a zillions
of “I’m sorry” might not mend the tightest of bonds as the respect and trust
and love has been somewhat violated. Words uttered can never be retrieved
to be buried anywhere, though being forgiven for the thoughtlessness of it.
Henceforth, we should always ‘think before we speak’ as in Proverbs 15:4,
King Solomon quotes that “The calmness of the tongue is a tree of life, but
the distortion in it means a breaking down in the spirit”.