Faith: Scriptures say to bridle your tongue

Before speaking, remember to weigh your words wisely.


| March 2009


Indeed, we all make many mistakes. For if we could control our tongues, we would be perfect and could also control ourselves in every other way. (James 3:2 NLT)

Too much talk leads to sin. Be sensible and keep your mouth shut. (Proverbs 10:19 NLT)

Both of these Scriptures are definite words to live by. The tongue is a small thing, but what enormous damage it can do. The tongue is full of wickedness and can ruin your life.

How often do we speak before thinking of the consequences of our words? We’ve all had negative, offensive words spoken about us at some time that we’ve never forgotten. We may forgive, but it’s nearly impossible to forget. Words pierce our minds and hearts. They shape our egos and impact our ways of thinking. For these reasons, it’s important to weigh our words wisely.



Gossip and lying are two very hurtful acts. I’m reminded of the seven things the Lord hates, and some of them are a lying tongue, a heart that devises evil, feet swift to run to mischief (gossip), and sowing discord among the brethren – all of which are acts that can be made by an unbridled tongue. These are not just sins; the Lord hates them.

 







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