In a war zone, it is imperative to be watchful and very wary (the war we refer to is Satan’s long battle against God and His people). If you inadvertently step on a hidden trap it is possible to do yourself great harm.
One of the traps the Bible warns us against is the dangerous weapon of the mouth,
‘The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole person, sets the whole course of his life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell.’ James 3:6
The devil is the inventor of suicide bombers – suicide by negative words. They cause you to self destruct. God’s advice against it is to ask His help,
‘May the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.’ Psalm 19:14
Negative words and negative speech is a killer. God’s antidote is His powerful positive Word.