“Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!” (James 3:5)
The tongue is an essential part of the body. Although it has many functions, we mainly use it to form words to speak. Most of the time our speech does a lot of good, but sometimes it gets us into trouble and managing it takes a lifetime. This devotional thought encourages you to watch what you say and how you speak. The wrong words and tone can wound, kill or damage relationships with others.
According to today’s Scripture, an out-of-control tongue can do great harm. You wouldn’t think that such a small vessel could cause such chaos, but when we speak hurtful words, the result is devastating. The Bible tells us that what comes out of our mouths reflects that which is in our hearts (Luke 6:45).
Momma use to say; “If you can’t say something good, then don’t say anything at all.”
Speaking the right words can heal. Sincere expressions of praise and encouragement can boost falling spirits and calm anxious minds, so think before you speak and choose your words wisely. If you forget and blurt out a tactless or tasteless remark, seek forgiveness as swiftly and sincerely as possible. Then say the proper words.
Prayer: Lord, help us to speak encouraging words. Forgive us of what we said or the attitude in which we spoke it. Help us to never do it again. Amen