What Are We Talking About?

“Every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.” Matthew 12:3636But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. (Matthew 12:36)
Luke 24:1717And he said unto them, What manner of communications are these that ye have one to another, as ye walk, and are sad? (Luke 24:17) says: “And He said unto them, What manner of communications are these that ye have one to another, as ye walk, and are sad?” The Lord Jesus asked the question although He knew full well what they had been saying. Isn’t this something to think about? If the Lord suddenly caught up with you and your friend as you were walking along the street (or talking on the phone) and said, “What manner of communications are these?” would you be comfortable telling Him what you had just been talking about? He hears everything, you know, and sees what is in your heart. And He delights to record that which is pleasing to Him. Just think of that statement in Malachi 3:1616Then they that feared the Lord spake often one to another: and the Lord hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the Lord, and that thought upon his name. (Malachi 3:16), “Then they that feared the Lord spake often one to another; and the Lord hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before Him for them that feared the Lord, and that thought upon His Name.”
It means so much to Him as He looks down upon us and observes every thought on His name, every communication that is made with another about Himself. It brings joy to His heart. It’s recorded up there in the book of remembrance. The very One who said, “Your sins and iniquities will I remember no more” is the One who writes down in that eternal book of remembrance every thought upon His Name. Those communications will never be forgotten.
Albert Hayhoe — adapted