Watch What You Say!

“You have heard that our ancestors were told, ‘you must not murder. If you commit murder, you are subject to judgment.’ But I say, if you are even angry with someone, you are subject to judgment! If you call someone an idiot, you are in danger of being brought before the court. And if you curse someone, you are in danger of the fires of hell” Matthew 5:21-22 (NLT)

I am one of the people guilty of what the bible is saying here. When I get angry I say things that I shouldn’t say and sometimes even use some curse words.

Well for every one that gets angry like this; hear what Jesus says about it: He says anger is comparable to murder. And it is true because in the cause of anger, the passion used in saying a word can lead to the destruction of the person the word is being said to.

Anger is like a “force” when you use force on an object it gathers momentum which moves the object forward or backward or anywhere the force is being directed towards. Why do you think that when a pastor is doing a delivery for a person possessed of evil spirit, he would use a forceful prayer not the kind of normal prayer he would pray when blessing a man and woman who just got married?

Have you wonder why people emphasize on using words of blessing on little children, because they can easily catch up with anything at their earlier stages in life, particularly words spoken to them by their parents or close people.

Words can kill, words can destroy. Words spoken in anger with passion can cause a lot of negative things.

I think this what God was thinking when he put the caution on anger, because he knows that words spoken in anger produces serious effects, maybe that is why it has almost the same punishment as the punishment for someone who has committed murder.

He says if you commit murder you are subject to judgment and He compares getting angry with murder.

Okay, this is very serious now because I am also very guilty of this crime!

He says, if you call someone an idiot, you are in the danger of being brought to the court of law; so now I checked my dictionary for the meaning of “Idiot”. Idiot is a stupid person or someone who has done something stupid: used for someone who is mentally ill or has a very low level of intelligence.

Hmm, isn’t that extreme? And many of us use these words whenever we are angry without even knowing the meaning and the effect it has when we say it to people especially in anger.

Now God says, anyone who calls someone else an idiot should be taking to a court of law. And the worse one is cursing; he says anyone who curses is in danger of the fire of hell.

This is almost like saying; anyone that curses someone else will be punished more terribly than the person he has cursed.

God have mercy on us! Many of us are in danger unknowingly. I think this is why it is important for us to study our bible always to know the truth about life; it will save us from eternal sorrow.

The only way to save your head from this impeding danger of anger is reconciliation. Do your best to reconcile with anyone you have issues with, if you have called someone an idiot, beg God for forgiveness and apologize to the person. It is only then that you can please God again.

Matthew 5: 23-24 says, “So if you are presenting a sacrifice at the altar in the Temple and you suddenly remember that someone has something against you, leave your sacrifice there at the altar, go and be reconciled to that person. Then come and offer your sacrifice to God”

Now I understand why many prayers are not being answered, because many protocols have been 

You see it’s not only the person that is angry that the bible is talking about here, if you know someone is not happy with you, whether you are one that is wrong or not, it doesn’t matter if you are one that is right, it’s only when you have done your best to settle the dispute that God will listen to you.

Then if you know that you are also wrong, sincerely apologize to your accuser; don’t argue and keep proving that you are right. The bible says; “When you are on the way to the court (when the problem and fight is getting out of hand), settle your differences quickly (mark the word- quickly, the bible says, quickly) otherwise, your accuser may hand you over to the judge, who will hand you over to an officer, and you will be thrown into prison. And if that happens, you surely won’t be free again until you have paid the last penny” Matthew 5:25-26 (NLT)

It doesn’t necessarily mean a physical court, or a physical prison. But when you have an issue with your spouse, or your boss and you are accused of a certain matter, the bible says you should settle it before it gets out of hand, your husband or your boss can take whatever action he or she wish against you, it could be a sack, a divorce or even a curse.

The bible says such person will not be free from such punishment until he or she has paid for it.
Be careful whatever you are doing, almost everything have repercussion, think twice before you take an action.

Lord Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from destruction. Have mercy on our souls, keep us away from anger, don’t allow Satan to destroy us through anger and disputes.

Help us to please you in all we say, all we do and all that pertains to us in Jesus name, amen.  

Notice: Unless otherwise indicated, all scripture quotation are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation.

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