The Dangerous Little Member
“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. 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.” (James 3:5-10)
Today’s Morsel: Daily, someone is scarred for life because of someone else’s tongue. A lie is told. A false witness is given. A profane word is uttered. A filthy word is sent flying through the air at someone. A word of gossip is spoken. Although the tongue weighs very little, very few folks can hold it. In the same way, the tongue is a small thing that can make grand speeches, at the same time it can start the fires of hell. It can set your whole life on fire if the words from hell are spoken by it. Who would have thought that something that weighs so little could be so hard to hold? I often ask myself how is it that those who worship God with a mouth with praise and song, can speak from that same mouth evil of another person. Doesn’t scripture tell us that you can’t get sweet water and bitter water from the same fountain? Then where are those hurtful, vile and filthy words coming from? They can’t come from Jesus, because scripture says, "He hath no guile neither was deceit in His mouth." Hmmmmmm! It may be time to recheck the fountain to make sure that Satan didn’t disconnect the hose Jesus put in you and replace it with his hose.
Sing: There is a fountain filled with blood drawn from Immanuel's veins. And sinners plunged beneath the flood lose all their guilty stains. Lose all their guilty stains, lose all their guilty stains, and sinners plunged beneath the flood, Lose all their guilty stains.
Thought For Today: The tongue can bring death or life; those who love to talk will reap the consequences.