Watch Your Tongue!
by Kimberly B. Southall

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God's Word gives us an important lesson about how we use our tongues when we speak of or to others. Take a look at this verse:

With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in God's likeness. James 3:9 (NIV)

Had you ever given that any thought? If not, now's the time to do so.

Take the time to read the surrounding passage in your BibleJames 3:7-18. In verse 8, we are warned that our tongue can be full of deadly poisonnot the kind of poison you drink, but the kind of words which hurt others and ourselves. And in verse 15, the Bible tells us that this sort of talk comes from the devil! And don't forget that the point of verse 9 above is that we should remember that others are made in God's likeness, just like we are. That's serious business! If we claim to love and praise God, then we also have to be careful what we say to and about others. So watch your tongue!

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