Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Blessing and Cursing

James 3:7-12
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. Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter? Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh.

When God created man, He put him in dominion of the earth--over all creatures. Man has been able to tame many animals-dogs, horses, birds, fish, etc., but man has yet mastered how to tame the tongue.

Our tongue can be very wicked. Many times we will curse others with our words. However, can we then turn around and praise God with that same tongue?

In all creation, everything is made for a purpose-an apple tree for apples, a spring for water, a dog to bring forth dogs. In no instance does a thing bring forth something not of itself.

If we praise God, we should not turn around and curse others with our tongue. It just shouldn't be.

I pray God would help me remember this and help me control my tongue.

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