Apostle Paul instructed Timothy in the opening scripture to avoid profanity, evil talk and all kinds of opposing knowledge that contradicts the things of God. He explained that such conversations could make one depart from the Christian faith.
Apostle James also said that if a person does not stumble or offend in his words then that person is perfect. We are therefore not to engage in unhealthy talk or idle chatter with people.
Here are three reasons why we must avoid profane conversations:
Every idle word will be judged.
Matthew 12:36 says, “But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.”
Every word we speak will be accounted for on the day of judgment. Therefore, restrain yourself and avoid unprofitable and profane conversations. Rather have healthy conversations knowing well that your words are being recorded and will be judged by God one day.
2. You must edify others.
Ephesians 4:29 says, “Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.”
The words which proceed out of your mouth should minister grace to build up, inspire and encourage to those who hear you speak. Lose talk and corrupt communication are unprofitable both to you and to others so avoid profane conversations.
3. It avoids fights.
2 Timothy 2:23 (NLT) also says, “Again I say, don’t get involved in foolish, ignorant arguments that only start fights.”
Unnecessary arguments or ungodly conversations can result in fighting. Apostle Paul instructed to “let your conversation be gracious and effective so that you will have the right answer for everyone.” This will certainly avoid unnecessary fights and quarrels.
Sons of God, avoid profane conversations because every idle word spoken will be accounted for. Don’t indulge in arguments that can result in fighting rather ensure that your words bring edification to others.
Heavenly Father, let my words be full of grace, and seasoned with salt to bring edification to others today, in the name of Jesus.