All the words we utter can be grouped in two: words of death or words of life. As followers of Christ is incumbent on us to recognize what we say and choose to speak words that instill life in the hearer. Unfortunately, as spiritually fallen beings, we sometimes don’t. Instead we sometimes choose false flattery or gossip or slander. Not pleasing to God nor edifying to the hearer.
James 3:1–12; Proverbs 6:12-14, 10:18, 15:2, 18:7-8, 20:17, 28:23; Luke 6:45