Biblical Expression

The Tongue Is Evil

Kicking off a new series of work using passages from the Bible.  We are often reminded of the power of our tongue-yes that little chubby pink piece of flesh that sits pretty in our mouths isn’t just for licking up food bits around our mouths or (I’ll leave the rest to your imaginations).  The tongue is important for it helps to solidify each word that comes out of our throats and the mouth.  And whatever words come out of our mouths can either make or break.  We are constantly warned of this by the words of the Bible; there is no shortage of number of passages in the book that stress the dangers of uttering the wrong words.  One example from Book of James 3:8-

but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison

Our tongues are like squirming snakes foaming deadly venom that could squirt out any second and hit an unsuspecting human that will then leave almost always irreparable damage to their minds and souls.  And there’s no use trying to cover up that mistake with “oh sorry that didn’t come out right” or “I didn’t mean it that way” (two of the numerous excuses I myself use all the time shame on me) once it’s out, you can’t take it back or butter it up to mitigate its meaning.  We aren’t always in control of our actions let alone words. Only thing we can really do is think long and hard before we open our mouths to talk, but also we need to be mindful of our emotions, which often acts as the tinder that sparks the flame of words that can be deadly.

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