Faith In Action ‘Controlling The Tongue’


In the Book of James, James addresses the use of the tongue.James uses the tongue as an example of being able to control oneself and live wisely. The idea in Chapter 3 verse 1 to 12: is that the tongue is seemingly unimpressive, yet it has disproportionate influence on the rest of the body.

In verse 8: “But no man can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison”.

The tongue is restless, meaning it is unstable and its ability to do evil can never be fully restrained. There is a song, be careful little, little ears what you hear, and always said be careful little tongue what you say.

it is important for believers to be aware of its power in order to avoid careless words. The tongue is also a deadly poison, where what we speak, can also harm us that speak unwisely.

Psalm 140 verse 3; confirms the damage a tongue can do:

“They make their tongues as sharp as a snake bite; viper’s venom is under their lips.”

James is also reminding his readers of their relationship to God. He is pointing out that that believers can not use their words both to bless and curse. Our Lord and Our Friend values all people and He has created them in His likeness, believers are to treat others as though they have value, not use words to pull down and destroy.

in fact Our Lord and Our Friend instructs us, to bless those who would curse us, Luke 6 verse 28:

“Bless those who curse you, pray for them who mistreat you”.

If we would not Our lord and Our Friend to hear it, don’t say it because He hears everything anyway.

Be careful little tongue what you allow to be said.

God Bless.


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