Apparently they do to God in Proverbs 15! Nine of the 33 verses in this chapter make reference to our words.
Verses 23 and 28 popped out to me as I read today.
Proverbs 15:23 "A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due, how good is it!"
My words rightly spoken can be uplifting to others while bringing joy to myself at the same time! I personally always feel better about myself and my life after I have helped someone. Therefore uplifting words can help others and bring me joy at the same time!
Proverbs 15:28 "The heart of the righteous studieth to answer: but the mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things."
My words are probably my largest area of influence in every relationship I have in my life. Why do I then so flippantly throw words out of my mouths without realizing the life-lasting influence they might have?
God reminds me here that if I want to be counted as righteous (Def: acting in a moral or upright way), then I need to study my words in my heart before I say them.
In short...Think before You Speak. Before I spill out what I want to say, I ought to think of how it will impact others around me.
Thank You, God, for this important reminder that every word I speak will have an effect on others and myself.