In his discussion on Psalm 2, Martin Luther observes that our language tends to reveal that which a person loves or hates. Luther writes, “For just as the lover willingly talks at length about his beloved, so the hater keeps on talking and babbling the worst things about him whom he hates.” (Luther’s Works Vol. 14:315.)
Based on the predominance of your “talk” what does it reveal to be your “beloved”? What witness of Jesus is your “talk” giving to other people? Is your talk up-building or destructive?
May it be said of all Jesus’ followers, “My mouth is filled with your praise, declaring your splendor all day long.” (Psalm 71:8) May Jesus’ followers be reminded of St. Paul’s words, “The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart,” that is, the message concerning faith that we proclaim: If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.” (Romans 10:8-10)