Oh Be Careful Little Tongue

Today’s reading is James 3:1-18

rootedchristWhen I read today’s passage, I think of the kids’ song “Of Be Careful Little Eyes.”  It also has the verse that says this:

O be careful little tongue what you say
O be careful little tongue what you say
For the Father up above is looking down in love
So, be careful little tongue what you say

I think that’s a good word for us all today.  Be careful what you say. As James says, the tongue is a raging fire. I’m always struck by the line – With it we bless the Lord and Father, and with it we curse those who are made in the likeness of God.  And here’s the thing, fellow Christians, it doesn’t matter how the world speaks or acts.  The world doesn’t know Jesus, the world doesn’t submit to Jesus. We do, however.  It matters what we do it matters what we say, and it matters how we say it.

Today. What do you say?  How do you say it?  With the same mouth, do you praise God and curse those made in God’s likeness?  This should not be so.

May we watch not just what we say, but how we say it. May our all language lift up others and glorify our Father.

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