Enjoy Life, Enjoy God

Dale Patterson


March 19, 2010

The use of our tongue, or the spoken word, is a source of blessing and curse. So James utters great counsel for each of us in the "management" of our tongue.

With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings who have been made in God's likeness. Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing.
--James 3:9,10 TNIV

It's little, but like a ship's rudder, it controls everything. It is the spark that can set a forest ablaze, and soon an inferno. We've tamed wild animals, but struggle to tame the tongue. Want to be a Christ-follower? Tongue-taming is a key step in discipleship.

If we've been a victim of an untamed tongue, then we know the truth. If we have yet to bring our tongue under Christ's leadership and lordship, James speaks to us the Word of God.

Dale Patterson