Thursday, April 3, 2014

The Tongue

Today's Sunday School class is on the Discipline of the tongue.  There are a ton of Scripture written about the power of the spoken word.  Likewise, because of its power, there is likewise a lot of stuff on the harm that words can do.

      Ja 1:26 If any man thinketh himself to be religious, while he bridleth not his tongue but deceiveth his heart, this man's religion is vain.
      Ja 3:1-5- Tongue is powerful
      Proverbs 12:18 “Careless words stab like a sword, but wise words lead to healing.”
      Ps 52:2 "Thy tongue deviseth very wickedness, Like a sharp razor..."

      Prov 10:20 The tongue of the righteous is as choice silver…
      Prov 21:23 Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue Keepeth his soul from troubles.
      Prov 31:26 She openeth her mouth with wisdom; And the law of kindness is on her tongue.

 working deceitfully.
If I asked you to recall some positive things people have said to you, I hope you can readily come up with a few bon mots.  If I asked you to recall some crushing things people have said to you, I fear you, like most, can readily come up with quite a few things.

And that's a good principle to keep in mind.

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