Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Taming the Tongue

It has been said that the “tongue” is one of the most exercised muscles of our body. It has been estimated that in a typical week, the average person will speak enough words to fill a 500 page book! However, for the Christian, the use of the tongue must be a matter of careful forethought and discipline. The Bible warns that believers who do not bring restraint to their tongue and speech have been deceived — and without such control over their words, their religious acts are worthless and hypocritical (James 1:26). It is a deception for any of us to think that Jesus can be Lord over our life, without also becoming Lord over our tongue.

[Author Unknown]

Proverbs 18:21 … Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

Job 6:24 … Teach me, and I will hold my tongue: and cause me to understand wherein I have erred.

James 3:8-10 … But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God. Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be. ♥