In our market-driven culture, the temptation to covet that which belongs to others is constantly before us. Thus, we need all the help we can get to find contentment in those things we cannot change. We need Christian friends to remind us to be thankful for all that we have. Most of all, we need to seek the face of God and implore the help of the Holy Spirit to help us be content.
If we will have to give an account for every careless word that we speak (Matt. 12:36), how much more will we have to answer for slanderous and evil speech? Knowing that our speech reveals our hearts should encourage us to be careful about what we say, especially when we are speaking of others. We do not want to set up a trap that will finally catch us, and we want to honor the Lord in all that we do. May we ever seek to speak in a way that honors God.