Foolish Talk is Condemned in Scripture

Note* All scripture passages from The Scriptures 1998+ unless otherwise noted.

True believers will show their love in their speech. They will not be contentious or engaged in anything that reveals hatred toward others. We see the contentious and how they are quick to retort or quick to raise an argument and raise strife. But those who are in Messiah will be meek. They will not be contentious since that is not a trait or a custom of the redeemed.

Those who follow Messiah are gentle and are likened to lambs. They are not fighters, bullies or head strong. They do stand up for the truth and follow what Elohim has taught. They know the truth and show it in their lives. They choose their words wisely, they study how to give an answer rather than blurting out nonsense from hurt feelings or an ill spirit.

Become, then, imitators of Elohim as beloved children. And walk in love, as Messiah also has loved us, and gave Himself for us, a gift and an offering to Elohim for a sweet-smelling fragrance. But whoring and all uncleanness, or greed of gain, let it not even be named among you, as is proper among set-apart ones – neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather thanksgiving. For this you know, that no one who whores, nor unclean one, nor one greedy of gain, who is an idolater, has any inheritance in the reign of Messiah and Elohim. Ephesians 5:1-5

Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or else make the tree rotten and its fruit rotten, for a tree is known by its fruit. Brood of adders! How are you able to speak what is good – being wicked? For the mouth speaks from the overflow of the heart. The good man brings forth what is good from the good treasures of his heart, and the wicked man brings forth what is wicked from the wicked treasure. And I say to you that for every idle word men speak, they shall give an account of it in the day of judgment. For by your words you shall be declared righteous, and by your words you shall be declared unrighteous. Matthew 12:33-37