Sunday, April 6, 2014
"The Power of the Tongue."
I pray this helps someone. "The Power of the Tongue."
Here on the internet and in person, folks feel they can say whatever they want. Really? Why even acknowledge the Lord if you feel this way? If He gives us rules to follow, why do so many of feel we can say whatever we want and there is no problem or penalty to pay?
Does this sound like a Father with a plan? One who would allow His children to feel they can say anything they want to anyone? The Lord sent James and others to speak us on the power of the tongue. We know how damaging the spoken and written word can be those we love and those we don't. Yet we refuse to try to control ourselves as if everything is going to be OK on its own.
You can't call yourself a believer in a Lord or Heavenly Father who gives you rules to live by and would then allow you to break them without any acknowledgment of breaking the rules or honest atonement. Would you simply allow "I'm Sorry" to be the choice of disciplinary action in your home if you came in and found your child speaking in an adult and/or negative fashion?
Look at verse James 3:6-12
James tells us how damaging the tongue is and how hard it would be to bring it under control. However, we can't say anything we want and feel its OK. Even when there is no one around, for the Lord sees and knows.
Now this isn't something you can change in a day but it is something to work on once you admit to yourself you're doing wrong. If not, when you face the Lord, try to convince Him why you needed to say the things you did and see how that works for you. No one is perfect but knowingly doing something wrong is not a mistake.
I can't say anything to those who aren't believers since they don't profess to the love the Lord. However, those who call themselves Christians and believers of the Faith, have got to govern themselves accordingly or answer to the Lord not other Christians. So your query is not with me but between you and the Lord on your actions. I am working mine out with Him myself.
Here is the complete scripture to study if you want.
New International Version (NIV)
Taming the Tongue
3 Not many of you should become teachers, my fellow believers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly. 2 We all stumble in many ways. Anyone who is never at fault in what they say is perfect, able to keep their whole body in check.
3 When we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we can turn the whole animal. 4 Or take ships as an example. Although they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are steered by a very small rudder wherever the pilot wants to go. 5 Likewise, the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark. 6 The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole body, sets the whole course of one’s life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell.
7 All kinds of animals, birds, reptiles and sea creatures are being tamed and have been tamed by mankind, 8 but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.
9 With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God’s likeness. 10 Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this should not be. 11 Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring? 12 My brothers and sisters, can a fig tree bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs? Neither can a salt spring produce fresh water.
Two Kinds of Wisdom
13 Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom. 14 But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth. 15 Such “wisdom” does not come down from heaven but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. 16 For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice.
I pray this helps someone who reads,, Feel free to share with any and everyone who might need to read it. Just give proper credit to my words. God Bless.
17 But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. 18 Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness.