You have at your disposal today one of the greatest weapons known to mankind. Today, you have the ability to use a weapon that can cause great harm today, and that can reverberate through many years to come.
This weapon is so powerful, so dangerous, and each of us use it each day without really even thinking about it.
What is this weapon? Listen to the words of James 3: 7-10 this morning.
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. With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse people who are made in the likeness of God. From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so.
Our tongue is full of deadly poison. With it, today, we can tear down. We can destroy. We can devastate. We can do such great harm. With our tongue we can harm those we don’t know. And those that we do know.
And here’s the sad part, at least to me. I found in my own life, the folks that I sometimes speak the harshest too are the folks that I love the most.
James tell us today, out of the same mouth we bless our God and we tear down our brothers and sisters. This should not be so.
We have to use our tongue, our word, to build up today. To be a blessing not a curse. To be a help, not a hinderance. To be a way to encourage, not to destroy.
You have at your disposal today something that can do great harm. Or bring great life. Your tongue. Your words.
How will you use it today?
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