The old Sunday School song reminded us as children, "O be careful, little eyes what you see," and "O be careful, little ears what you hear," and again, "O be careful, little feet where you go." The exhortation and implied question is, do the things to which we expose ourselves, together with our walk, align with what we claim is in our hearts? Or has been said, do you walk the talk?
But the song also urges, "O be careful, little tongues what you say." Scripture has much to say about our language. And just like our walk, the question for the believer is, do you talk the talk? This is not about speaking in a Christian lingo. Rather, it is understanding, as Jesus instructed His disciples, "You are the salt of the earth." Does our walk reflect our faith? Does our talk reflect our faith? These are important questions for the Christian.
In today's lesson, we look at several passages that speak to the importance of our language, as we live out our lives not only before men, but before a Holy and righteous God.
Thank you for listening to today's message. May the Lord bless you through the teaching of His Holy Word.