Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth! And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell. For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind: But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. (James 3:5-8)
Today’s Morsel: Have you ever said something or told someone something and immediately you say to yourself, “I wish that I had not said that?” James said that our tongues are hard to control. It’s a small member, but it can create trouble if we aren’t careful. James also tells us, “Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath” (James 1:19). I think the reason our tongue gets us into trouble is because we do not take the time to think before we speak. For me, I’m trying to get to the point where I don’t feel as though I have to have the last word or always give input into what others are talking about. The Bible never says to him that hath a mouth let him speak. Yet it does say he that hath an ear let him hear. The psalmist said, “O Lord, open thou my lips; and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise” (Psalms 51:15). In Ephesians 6:19, Paul requested that they would pray for Him “That utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel." In today’s world, people are looking for someone who will listen to them, and not for someone to always tell them what they need to do. Always remember, wrong advice can be just as destructive as the tongue from which it came.
Sing: I will sing hallelujah, I will sing, O’ Lord; I will sing hallelujah O’ Lord. For You are the source of my supply, Lord I praise and I lift You high, I will sing hallelujah O’ Lord.
Thought For Today: Be careful little tongue what you say.