Saturday, February 7, 2009

Tongue & words

(Taken from:

Even so the tongue is a little member and boasts great things. See how great a forest a little fire kindles! And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity. The tongue is so set among our members that it defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire by hell. For every kind of beast and bird, of reptile and creature of the sea, is tamed and has been tamed by mankind. But no man can tame the tongue. It is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.
(James 3:5 - 8)

Christian will struggle with sin. However, how many of you are also considering your tongue as something very dangerous? Look at James, I have to agree with him that indeed the tongue is the smallest asset on our body yet it is truly evil and filled with poison. How about David? A king, a successful king in OT but yet what he said in one of his psalms? "I will guard my ways, that I may not sin with my tongue; I will guard my mouth as with a muzzle." (Psalm 39:1). Are you truly considering your tongue as one of the agents of sin??

Words can build up others whilst if it is misused, it will bring forth devastating consequences. Many times I have been speaking too quickly without having much thoughts upon it. Subsequently, both parties (hearer and speaker) will then suffer the consequences. Apology to all those whom I have offended and haven reconcile with you. Regardless whether is it the past or recently, I truly apologies for my immaturity in withholding my tongue as I ought to. I am not perfect and never will until the day I die and resurrect with my Lord Jesus Christ. Thus, bear with my imperfect as I will bear in mind that I should constantly be watchful with my tongue and words with others.

Don't gossip, don't say something that will hurt others, etc. In short, speak only edifying things and brush away all those things that is not glorifying God's name on earth. May I learn from David to guard over my mouth with a muzzle.


Sileast20 said...

Owh, Sorry If I release Bad things out of my mouth too in the past.... Such nice read to remind us , Thanks.. :)

Shan Shang said...