Monday, January 31, 2011

How does our speech affect our lives?

Many times we catch ourselves in a moment saying "I really wish I had not said that." Often times we tend to speak before we think. Speech can be very powerful in both good and harmful ways. James 3:8-10 reads "But no one can tame the tongue; it is a restless evil and full of deadly poison. With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in the likeness of God; from the same mouth come both blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be this way." As believers, we need to be extremely careful of the things that we say. If a lost person sees us saying all the right things with certain people and hear us talking ugly and using bad language with others, it hurts our witness. As James said in verse ten "these things ought not to be this way." We need to remember that all men are created in His image, and because of this, we have no right to curse them. That right belongs to the only righteous judge, Jesus. So, fill your heart with the love and teachings of Christ. Look for every opportunity to use your tongue as a blessing, and not a stumbling block for others. And when the time comes that we do slip up, use your tongue to ask forgiveness and make things right.

Thanks and God Bless You this week