"So also the tongue is a small member, yet it boasts of great things. How great a forest is set ablaze by such a small fire!" ESV
Isn't it amazing that the tongue is small and rests hidden inside the mouth? If the size of the tongue and the place it rests were equal to its power, it would be the largest part of the body. It would be the first and maybe only part of us others would see. The tongue is incredibly powerful. It carries out of us the things we are thinking, intending, and believing. It can encourage and lift up or it can tear down and destroy. But....praise be to the Lord that He has given us the ability and the choice to control it.
Heavenly Father, forgive us for choosing to let our tongues speak things that are not pleasing to You and that are hurtful to those around us. Forgive us for allowing our tongues to be our sword instead of the sword of the Spirit, Your Word. Help us to use wisdom, discernment, and patience before we speak so that our words will be pleasing to You. We pray in Jesus' name, Amen.
Bobbi Craigmyle, Psy.D., BCPCC
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