“The good man from his inner good treasure flings forth good things, and the evil man out of his inner evil storehouse flings forth evil things. But I tell you, on the day of judgment men will have to give account for every idle (inoperative, nonworking) word they speak. For by your words you will be justified and acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned and sentenced.” Matthew 12:35-37 Amplified
I recently heard a message on this and thought I’d share my take on it. If you have a bank account, the only thing you can put in it is money, right? You keep putting money in, you can keep taking money out. You can’t take love out of a bank account. You can’t take food out of a bank account. You can take money out and buy food, but you can only take out what you have put in.
Well, anyone who puts good things in their heart and mind will be able to withdraw good things and speak into others out of that treasure, but if you have deposited nothing into the account, you can’t withdraw from my account, her account or his account without having access to it. Am I right?
Ok, when we accepted Jesus as Lord of our lives, He gave us access to everything in His account and it’s accessed through His Word by speaking it and trusting in the Word, knowing that it absolutely cannot return empty but does what it’s sent forth to do. That’s right. His Word is our withdrawal slip. He’s provided everything we need for life and godliness and it’s all in the account of His Word.
We can’t be speaking things opposite of Gods Word and expect to receive what was purchased for us by the blood of His Son. We can’t be loose lipped and say whatever we feel like saying and think there are not consequences, namely, getting what we speak. From the very beginning of time, God spoke and created. We were made in His image and likeness and yet we think we won’t get what we say?
I remember as a child getting my mouth washed out with soap for speaking an untruth or lie. It was to teach me that there are consequences to the things I say. Some of us need our mouths washed out with soap! We need to wash out our minds (by washing it with the Word Eph 5:26) and cast down thoughts that are contrary to the Word (II Corinth 2:5) so that we can begin to trust in the only one who has never broken His promises to us. It’s never too late to begin to make right deposits based on faith, not feelings.