James 3:3-10

“For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind: but the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God. Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.“

There is one trap that is particularly easy to fall into. We come up to a group of people and they are talking about somebody in a more negative way than they should. It is all in the name of “good fun” and we can’t resist but to join in. You have the ability to join in the “fun” or just walk away.

The tongue is the most powerful tool we possess. The small muscular organ in your mouth is controlled by your inner being. What you really think will eventually be spoken by your tongue. The tongue must therefore be controlled by your inner man. What would it be if we let our tongues be controlled by the Holy Spirit, instead of by our thoughts. Gossip would come to a grinding halt. We would encourage each other and build each other up instead of tearing down with useless chatter. We would, perhaps, hear the Godly correction that so many of us really need.

Matthew Henry said about this Scripture, “And, where the tongue is thus guided and wrought upon by a fire from heaven, there it kindleth good thoughts, holy affections, and ardent devotions.”

Let your tongue be guided by the Holy Spirit.

61-0427 - “Only Believe”

Did you notice, that devil was so completely a hold of that man, until he—he even confessed Jesus: said, "We know who You are, the holy One of God. Why cometh to torment us before our time come?" See? He was so completely surrendered to the devil until the devil could use his tongue. And you know, I like that. I hope this don't hurt nobody's feelings, but we can get so completely surrendered to God till He can use our tongue too to—to speak in other languages, and to preach the Gospel, to sing the Gospel, to speak visions that we're looking at, and the mysteries of God, if we just completely surrender to the power of God. That's all. And if the devil can get a man under his control, and do that, what can God—God do with one, get one under His control?

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