September 03, 2014
READ: James 3:1-12
...the tongue...is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.
The tongue is very vital to our lives as human beings. As a physical organ, it helps us to taste and speak. In the spiritual sense, the tongue controls our destiny, regardless of our status as Christians or unbelievers.
According to Proverbs 18:21,"Death and life are in the power of the tongue..." This means that the power of cancer, leukaemia, paralysis, long life, health and wealth are all embedded in the tongue. The tongue controls death and life!
God made us in His own image. And when God was in the process of creating the earth, He spoke with His mouth. He said, "Let there be...", and there was! These were creative words. They were spoken out of faith. These words created the world and brought life into being.
It can be argued that if human beings were made in God's image, then He has also made it possible that His image will possess this creative power. God put this creative power in our tongue.
The tongue is a very powerful instrument, but unfortunately, we are often unaware of the power it possesses. It is dangerous to handle dynamite when you do not know what you are dealing with-it can kill you. Many Christians have been killed by their own tongues. Many Christians pass negative comments on their own lives, without knowing the far reaching effects. Whoever you are and whatever you do, your language must not be poisonous.
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