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A Word On The Tongue??? A Word from THE WORD!!! #38
I would simply like to remind us all—especially myself, as a ‘blogger’—of the amazing words of James on the use of our tongue. Oh, that we would heed them today—every day!
be not many masters,
knowing that we shall receive
the greater condemnation.
2 For in many things we offend all.
If any man offend not in word,
the same is a perfect man,
and able also to bridle the whole body.
3 Behold, we put bits
in the horses’ mouths,
that they may obey us;
and we turn about their whole body.
4 Behold also the ships,
which though they be so great,
and are driven of fierce winds,
yet are they turned about
with a very small helm,
whithersoever the governor listeth.
5 Even so the tongue is a little member,
and boasteth great things.
Behold, how great a matter
a little fire kindleth!
6 And the tongue is a fire,
a world of iniquity:
so is the tongue among our members,
that it defileth the whole body,
and setteth on fire
the course of nature;
and it is set on fire
7 For every kind of beasts,
and of birds,
and of serpents,
and of things in the sea,
and hath been tamed of mankind:
8 But the tongue
can no man tame;
it is an unruly evil,
full of deadly poison.
9 Therewith bless we God,
even the Father;
and therewith curse we men,
which are made after the similitude of God.
10 Out of the same mouth
these things ought not so to be.
11 Doth a fountain send forth
at the same place
12 Can the fig tree, my brethren,
bear olive berries?
either a vine,
so can no fountain
both yield salt water
13 Who is a wise man
and endued with knowledge among you?
let him shew out of a good conversation
with meekness of wisdom.
14 But if ye have bitter envying
in your hearts,
and lie not
against the truth.
15 This wisdom descendeth not from above,
but is earthly,
16 For where envying and strife is,
there is confusion
and every evil work.
17 But the wisdom that is from above
is first pure,
and easy to be intreated,
full of mercy
and good fruits,
and without hypocrisy.
18 And the fruit of righteousness
is sown in peace
of them that make peace.” James 3:1-18
I pray that we will receive the Word of God and lovingly obey!
“Wherefore, my beloved brethren,
let every man be swift to hear,
slow to speak,
slow to wrath:
20 For the wrath of man
worketh not the righteousness of God.
21 Wherefore lay apart all filthiness
and superfluity of naughtiness,
and receive with meekness
the engrafted word,
which is able to save your souls.
22 But be ye doers of the word,
and not hearers only,
deceiving your own selves.” James 1:19-22
Amen and Amen!!!