The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit (NIV).
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 (NIV).
Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.
But the tongue can no man tame; [it is] an unruly evil, full of deadly poison (NIV).
1 Peter 3:10
For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile (NIV).
Above, you find scriptures that deal with taming the tongue. The tongue is a small portion of the body; however it is a deadly weapon. Using the tongue for evil can cause calamity, death, heartaches, headaches, and dissention. Everything God made was for good; therefore use your tongue for:
GOSPEL instead of GOSSIP
PRASIE instead of PERSERCUTION
HOPE instead of HATE
WORSHIP instead of WHINING
EVANGELISM instead of EVIL
I pray for self-control over whatever comes out of my mouth. God, every time I open my mouth let my words be acceptable to you.
In Jesus Name,
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