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The Tongue

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The tongue being the smallest member in our body, yet can cause great tsunamis, both spiritually and emotionally.

The power of our words can build-up or pull-down someone.

The Word of God teaches us:

“For we all stumble in many things. For if anyone does not stumble in word, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle the whole body.

Indeed, we put bits in horses’ mouths that they may obey us, and we turn their whole body.

Look also at ships: although they are so large and are driven by fierce winds, they are turned by a very small rudder wherever the pilot desires.

Even so the tongue is a little member and boasts great things. See how great a forest a little fire kindles!

And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity. The tongue is so set among our members that it defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of a nature: and it is set on fire by hell.

For every kind of beast and bird, of reptile and creature of the sea, is tamed and has been tamed by mankind.

But no man can tame the tongue. It is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.

With it we bless our God and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in the similitude of God.

Out of the same mouth proceed blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be so.

Does a spring send forth fresh water and bitter from the same opening?

Can a fig tree, my brethren, bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs? Thus no spring yields both salt water and fresh.”

{James 3:2-12}

My prayer:

Father have Your way in my life, Mold me and shape me so that my life can be pleasing to You, teach me to consider each and every word before I speak, and teach me to identify my thoughts so they may be in-line with Your word. Steer me and guide me into Your marvelous light. Use me to build-up, and uplift someone else, for this I pray in Jesus name. Amen.

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