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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Taming the tongue

The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole person, sets the whole course of his life on fire.
All kinds of animals, birds, reptiles and creatures of the sea are being tamed and have been tamed by man,
but no man can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.
James 3:6-8

...no man can tame the tongue.... that's very true. your tongue is full of deadly poison. our own mouth should be like that, James 3:10 says it best:

Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers, this should not be. 

James 3:2 tells you this:

We all stumble in many ways. If anyone is never at fault in what he says, he is a perfect man, able to keep his whole body in check. 

It's hard to tame the tongue, I wouldn't pretend that I have, but here are some warnings to wrap it up:  

 May the LORD cut off all flattering lips and every boastful tongue Psalm 12:3


Your tongue plots destruction; it is like a sharpened razor, you who practice deceit. psalm 52:2

Truthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue lasts only a moment. proverbs 12:19


A fortune made by a lying tongue is a fleeting vapor and a deadly snare.proverbs 21:6


 A lying tongue hates those it hurts, and a flattering mouth works ruin. Proverbs 26:28

 Likewise the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark. James 3:5

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