Words, Careless and Otherwise


I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account
for every careless word they speak.                 
                                         Matthew 12:36

This struck me this morning as a rather ominous thing.  When I really think it over, I have to admit that even to account for the careless words I speak in one day would probably be pretty hard.  To imagine going through all the careless words of my entire lifetime is positively overwhelming.  How many careless words do I actually speak?  Do I really think about the words that come out of my mouth?    Yikes.  And if a careless word is a sin, how much more incredibly huge that makes the burden that Jesus has taken for me!


And speaking of words, I have a new one that I simply can’t wait to use. 

Absquatulate (ab-SKWOCH-uh-layt)  –to leave in a hurry; to flee

Is not that just the coolest-sounding word ever?    Can’t wait to throw that one at someone!


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I'm a wonderer. I spend a lot of time mulling, pondering, and cogitating. This is just a place to park some of those thoughts.
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6 Responses to Words, Careless and Otherwise

  1. fwren says:

    Ouch!  Praise the Lord that His blood covers even our carelessness ~ oh how great is His Love towards us ~I am soon gonna absquatulate the premises, so gotta scoot ~

  2. Anonymous says:

    Wow… I’ve been really trying to think about my careless words lately.  This hit home.

  3. At our family Thanksgiving dinner someone used the word ‘juxtaposition’ no less than 5 times. That’s nearly once an hour. It’s not a new word to him, though, because he taught it to me several years ago. I love ‘justaposition’ as much as you can’t wait to use ‘absquatulate’, but redundant redundancies become redundantly redundant when you hear them over and over redundantly! (if you know what I mean)

  4. homefire says:

    @brother_barabbas – Oh, yes.  Redundant repetition is excessive overkill and should be shunned and avoided like the plague.

  5. By the time I actually pronounce “absquatulate” I could’ve fled and come back

  6. homefire says:

    @littlelambsx6 – Good to hear from you~!  How’s life?  Write me! 

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