Exercising Self-control over your Tongue

Posted on: March 15, 2014

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Proverbs 25:1-28

In this Chapter Solomon encouraged us to be wise and careful in our conversations. Learning to control our tongue is an important step in self-control.


The tongue- what a study in contrast!

To the physician it is merely a two-ounce slab of mucous membrane enclosing a complex array of muscles and nerves that enable our bodies to chew, taste, and swallow.

How helpful!

Equally important it is the major organ of communication that enables us to articulate distinct sounds so we can understand each other.

How essential!

However the tongue is as volatile as it is vital. It was Washington Irving who first said, “A sharpe tongue is the only edge tool that grows keener with constant use.”

It was James, the half brother of Jesus, who first warned: The tongue is like fire…a restless evil full of deadly poison (James 3:6-8). Verbally cyanide. A lethal, restless, flaming…

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