“That Trouble Making Tongue “
It is not very large, but mighty. It is important to help us eat, speak, and other things. Like many other things, it can be used for great good or evil.
Let’s see what the Word of the Lord says about this little rascal.
1 Not many of you should presume to be teachers, my brothers because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly. 2 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. 3 When we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we can turn the whole animal. 4 Or take ships as an example. Although they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are steered by a very small rudder wherever the pilot wants to go. 5 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. 6 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, and is itself set on fire by hell. 7 All kinds of animals, birds, reptiles, and creatures of the sea are being tamed and have been tamed by man, 8 but no man can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison. 9 With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it, we curse men, who have been made in God’s likeness. 10 Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers, this should not be. 11 Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring?
Verse 8, says no man can tame the tongue. That is true. But I am living proof (others of you might agree) that the Holy Spirit can. This is just one of the great wonders of our salvation.
The Lord God Himself lives within us (through His Holy Spirit) to help us live the way He wants us to live.
Oh, when I think about all the Lord God did, I can’t help but be excited. This reminds me of the truth of another Gospel song; “Oh What a Savior.” it is a beautiful song.
If you don’t know it, search Youtube for it, it is usually sung by a quartet.
“O What a Savior” Ernie Hasse
Once I, I was straying in sin’s dark valley,
No hope within could, could, could I see
Then they searched all of heaven
And they found my sweet Jesus
And He saved a poor lost soul like me
O what a Savior, O Hallelujah
His heart was broken on Calvary
His hands were nail-scarred
His side was riven
He gave His life’s blood
For even me
Death’s chilly waters,
One of these days I’ll be crossing
But his hand will lead me safe o’er
Then I’ll join that in that choral city
And I’ll sing up there forever and ever more
O what a Savior, O hallelujah!
His heart was broken on Calvary,
His hands were nail scarred,
His side was riven, He gave his life-blood,
For even me. O what a Savior!
Have a tremendous day in the Lord,
Let everything that has breath (this includes you) Praise and thank the Lord.
Be Blessed, Be a Blessing;