Category Archives: The Tongue
We’ve been hearing a lot of words as we listen. Those words we hear will produce various results in our life. Some of those words bring encouragement, but some brings very disastrous results.
What do I mean “disastrous”? How many of you will be encouraged when you hear curses? I guess all of us will not be encouraged.
Curse words will only bring death in our being. As what was written in Proverbs:
Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.
– Proverbs 12:18
Those words are like a sword, it can destroy our soul. It is like killing you softly by pouring out those words in you. Curse words destroy everything; it has a power to destroy relationships, can destroy our thinking about life, and most especially, IT CAN DESTROY YOU. Just imagine you’re in a house where cursing is just a normal talking, imagine the destruction that is taking place inside you when you always hearing and receiving those kinds of words.
Cursing will never bring good in our life, it only brings death; that’s why I call it “The Language of Death“. As what I’ve said before, if you have nothing good to say, SHUT UP! Learn how to control your tongue and you will get its fruit, depending on how you use it. It only produce two fruits: Life and Death. Use your tongue wisely and learn how to control it.
keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking lies.
– Psalm 34:13
For, “Whoever would love life and see good days must keep his tongue from evil and his lips from deceitful speech.
– 1 Peter 3:10
This is the first sequel of my first post in my site (The first is: The Tongue: Small but VERY POWERFUL) and also my first ever sequel in all my writings.
We love to talk about many things, right? Ranging from which team won last match in NBA to what does the professor tackled about. But in some points, we’re hitting the target that was not supposed to be the right target.
What do I mean?
Simple. When we consciously or unconsciously share some gossips to others (Sometimes, we unconsciously do it inside the church), sharing some unacceptable statements that we think it will benefit, or just disguising ourselves that we know everything but the way we share, it is also unacceptable.
Actually, there are more things to mention, but I narrowed it to three things (For the sake of the length of this post). Why focus on that three things? Because we think that doing that things is just a part of the culture, or shall I call “mainstream”.
But, when we go back to the Word of God, it is not a part of HIS standard. Spreading gossips, speaking harshly, and sharing wrong facts affects each other’s lives. Like what I’ve pointed in the first part of this post, when we speak, we impart two things: LIFE or DEATH. As we spread that three things, actually we impart DEATH to others.
- Gossips can destroy the life of a person, or even a whole family
- Talking harshly can destroy the being of a person
- Spreading wrong facts may cause a person to stumble
So? What I’m pointing about?
If you have nothing good to say, SHUT UP! Preserve each others lives by controlling your tongue. Speak good things, not gossips, and curses.
Use your tongue to praise the Lord and to speak blessings to other people, and you will produce a good fruit. However, if you use your tongue to curse others, you will produce the fruit of death.
“Make a tree good and its fruit will be good, or make a tree bad and its fruit will be bad, for a tree is recognized by its fruit.”
– Matthew 12:33
Tongue noun \ˈtəŋ\ – a fleshy movable muscular process of the floor of the mouths of most vertebrates that bears sensory end organs and small glands and functions especially in taking and swallowing food and in humans as a speech organ.
Our tongue is just a small organ in the mouth, but when the time we use it, we are imparting two things: LIFE or DEATH.
I remember when I watched Eat Bulaga’s “Juan for all, all for Juan” segment last week, they called an old woman. At first seconds, normal reactions like shouting because of excitement, but after a minute, she was slipped away and cursed ON LIVE TV. As Jose and Wally went to her house, she didn’t stop to say curses to her husband and her mother-in-law, and she said she wanted only 5 years more before she died. Wow! But when the duo encouraged her, spoke good things to her, at that very moment, her views in life changed, and from only 5 years, she now wanted up to 100 years!
The same thing with all of us, when we start to speak good things to others, we are imparting LIFE to them. Otherwise, speaking bad things like curses to the people is actually DEATH that we are imparting to them. The next time we want to speak to other people, BE CAREFUL on the words that we are going to say.
We all stumble in many ways. Anyone who is never at fault in what they say is perfect, able to keep their whole body in check. When we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we can turn the whole animal. Or take ships as an example. Although they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are steered by a very small rudder wherever the pilot wants to go. Likewise, the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark. 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. All kinds of animals, birds, reptiles and sea creatures are being tamed and have been tamed by mankind, but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison. With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God’s likeness. Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this should not be. Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring? My brothers and sisters, can a fig tree bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs? Neither can a salt spring produce fresh water.
– James 3:2-12
How about you, are you imparting LIFE? Or DEATH?