The Tongue

The Bible says this about taming our tongues: James 3:5- The Tongue is a small part of the body but it makes great boasts. Consider a great forest is set on fire by a small spark and a giant ship is directed by a very tiny rudder. No human being can totally tame the tongue. With our tongues we praise our Lord and Father and with that same tongue we talk bad about human beings who also have been made in God’s likeness. Out of the same tongue come “good” and “evil”. God says this should not be. A salt spring cannot produce fresh water. A fig tree cannot produce olives. Nor can a wicked heart produce kind words. Whats in our hearts is coming out of our mouths. If your heart is pure, good and wholesome things will generally come out. If your heart is angry, cold and deceitful negative things are coming out. The tongue speaks from the heart. So, Guard your heart and in return you’re actually guarding your tongue. Lets start today! Every morning we can ask God to help us guard our hearts, our minds, and our mouths. If it doesn’t give God Glory don’t say it! My parents used to always tell me: if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all. Lets all practice the art of “taming our Tongues”.

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