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The Book of 2 Kings 6:15–16 says, “And when the servant of the man of God arose early and went out, there was an army, surrounding the city with horses and chariots. And his servant said to him, ‘Alas, my master! What shall we do?’ So he answered, ‘Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.’”

Just like Elisha’s servant, many are influenced by what they see, what they hear and what their circumstances look like. Their hearts are in the direction of the majority; they follow the majority instead of God’s authority. Their decisions are dictated by their feelings; when they feel good, they will come to church and praise God, but when they feel bad, they start to see God in a bad light. Do your words glorify God? Is your speech profitable to others? Vain and idle talk is a product of a vain and idle heart because, out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks.

If you want to know what kind of heart you possess, look at the way you talk in your daily activities. Your words reveal the kind of heart you possess. God has entrusted us with a treasury. It is the words that reveal what is in the Treasury. It is the character of a good man that he has a good treasure in his heart and from there he brings forth good things. Your words shall be evidence, either for or against you, on the last day. Children of God, do not just fill the air with idle talk; seek His grace, for no one can speak good words without God’s grace.

Prayer: Oh Holy Spirit, help me to speak edifying words, in Jesus’ name. Amen!