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Words are extremely important to God. His Son, Jesus, is “the Word” (John 1:1). What we speak is so important that two of God’s Ten Commandments specifically deal with our words.

God hears every word we say. He takes our blessings and our cursing seriously. With His help we can control our speech, using it only to praise our Heavenly Father and uplift our brothers and sisters in Christ (Psalm 35:28).

I pray that my spoken words and my hidden thoughts are acceptable to God

Psalm 19:14

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, LORD, my rock, and my redeemer.

If I don’t control my tongue, then it controls me

James 3:8-10

But nobody can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison. With it we bless our God and Father, and with it we curse men who are made in the image of God. Out of the same mouth comes blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so.

Cursing is a sign of wickedness

Psalm 10:3, 7

For the wicked boasts of his heart’s cravings. He blesses the greedy and condemns the LORD. His mouth is full of cursing, deceit, and oppression. Under his tongue is mischief and iniquity.

Christ is my example when enduring the curses of others

1 Peter 2:21, 23

For you were called to this, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving you an example, that you should follow his steps. When he was cursed, he didn’t curse back. When he suffered, he didn’t threaten, but committed himself to him who judges righteously.

The words I speak affect my quality of life

Psalm 34:12-14

Who is someone who desires life, and loves many days, that he may see good? Keep your tongue from evil, and your lips from speaking lies. Depart from evil, and do good. Seek peace, and pursue it.

True curses are reserved for those who preach a perversion of Christ’s gospel

Galatians 1:7-9

But there isn’t another “good news.” Only there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the Good News of Christ. But even though we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you any “good news” other than that which we preached to you, let him be cursed. As we have said before, so I now say again: if any man preaches to you any “good news” other than that which you received, let him be cursed.

Cursing my family brings destruction upon myself

Proverbs 20:20

Whoever curses his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in blackness of darkness.

Jesus’ followers are known by their speech; cursing is a clear sign of not knowing Christ

Matthew 26:73-74

After a little while those who stood by came and said to Peter, “Surely you are also one of them, for your speech makes you known.” Then he began to curse and to swear, “I don’t know the man!” Immediately the rooster crowed.

Cursing someone persecutes them

1 Corinthians 4:12

We toil, working with our own hands. When people curse us, we bless. Being persecuted, we endure.

Our great God curses those who try to deceive Him

Malachi 1:14

“But the deceiver is cursed, who has in his flock a male, and vows, and sacrifices to the Lord a defective thing; for I am a great King,” says the LORD of Hosts, “and my name is awesome among the nations.”

I can choose to bless rather than curse

Luke 6:27-28

But I tell you who hear: love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, and pray for those who mistreat you.

Heaven has no curses

Revelation 22:3

There will be no curse any more. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and his servants will serve him.