For every kind of beast and bird, of reptile and sea creature, can be tamed and has been tamed by mankind, but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.—James 3:7-8
I'm sorry, but every time I read these words from James, I laugh. The hyperbole is extreme and yet simultaneously spot on. Can we really tame wild animals but not the tongue? And yet all we need to do is to do to tame the tongue is close our lips! And then, to add insult to injury, James says it's "full of deadly poison." And then, right when I want to laugh again, I consider all the restless evil and venomous poison I have spewed on the world. And then immediately, all the injurious memories of hurtful words spewn by others come flooding back—and my laughter turns to mourning.
ASK THIS: How do you need to tame your untamed tongue?
DO THIS: Close your upper and lower lip together before saying something you'll regret.
PRAY THIS: God, forgive me for my venomous words.
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