“But I tell you that every careless word that people speak, they shall give an accounting for it in the day of judgment. For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned” (Matt. 12:36-37, NASB).
When it comes to using words to express our ideas, we need to be careful to make sure we put them in their proper place. For just as words have the potential to build things up, they can likewise tear things down. If the words we are using to express our ideas do not agree with what is in the Bible, then we need to change our thoughts.
“The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever” (Isaiah 40:8, NASB).
If we aren’t standing on the word of God, then we aren’t standing in the right place. And if we aren’t standing in the right place, aligning our thoughts with God’s thoughts, our words will do more harm than good. Therefore, choose your words wisely. Don’t attempt to use them to express ideas about God without looking for His approval first.