“People can tame and already have tamed every kind of animal, bird, reptile, and fish. No one can tame the tongue, though. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.”James 3:7-8 CEB
Read the verse again.
Now think. What do you think about this verse? Can you remember some mean things people have said to you? Someone called you ugly? You overheard someone say you weren’t that smart? That person who broke your heart who basically told you that you weren’t good enough? Feel that pain again. That kind of pain that no one seems to be able to describe. When someone says something that hurts you, it can hurt worse that a knife.
Learn from other people’s mistakes. God tells us plainly that the tongue can not be tamed and it is full of deadly poison and yet we still lash out at one another, call each other names, lose our temper with children, tear our partners down. All with our words. The poison from our tongues is deadly. It can kill someone’s hope in humanity. It can kill our children’s sense of wonder. It can kill our friendships. It can kill our marriages. It can kill our relationship with Christ.
Don’t let the poison from your tongue ruin your life, but let the grace from God’s love enrich it. Have a blessed day guys!