Christians should speak only words that uplift and bring grace to others. The more time we spend in idle chatter, the greater the likelihood that we will say things that are harmful. Ask the Holy Spirit to help you evaluate whether your words build up others or whether they destroy and hurt others.
If your words bless and encourage others, they give evidence of a compassionate heart. A heart like the Father’s heart will produce only pure and loving words. Ask God to discipline your mouth so that every word you speak is used by Him to encourage others.