Scriptures: James 3:7-9 7All kinds of animals, birds, reptiles and sea creatures are being tamed and have been tamed by mankind, 8but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison. 9With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God’s likeness. (NIV)
Nugget: We, as humans, tend to try to control everything; however, controlling the tongue is something we can’t say that we’ve accomplished fully. We can say things to encourage people & in the next breath be spiteful. We can praise the Lord & next curse someone. It’s amazing what we allow our emotions to control.
We’ve heard the saying, “guard your heart”, but it appears that we need to also guard our tongues. We must work to have a God-like attitude with God-like actions. For many of us, this begins with taming the tongue.
Quote: “Guard your tongue. Once the words pass your lips they can never be called back again.” -Unknown
© Lisi P, 2011