The power of the tongue

September 15th, 2009

I have been reflecting on the power the tongue has in our lives lately. It can build up and encourage or it can tear down and destroy. Just a few rightly or wrongly placed words can make a huge difference.

The Bible talks about the power of the tongue in James 3:9. It says, “Sometimes it praises our Lord and Father, and sometimes it curses those who have been made in the image of God”. From this we can see the words we speak can go either way. They can be used for good or evil.

As I have reflected on the power of the tounge I have thought of some positive things I can use my words for…

  • I can speak blessing into someone’s life
  • I can speak encouragement to a troubled friends situation
  • I can teach my children something from the Bible
  • I can preach a sermon in church
  • I can teach a Sunday School class
  • I can sing praises to my God
  • I can share God’s love and saving message with a friend
  • I can bring peace to a hostile situation
  • I can tell my wife and kids how much I love them

When you think of these positive things it makes me want to only speak good and not evil. The world already has too many people who are quick to cut others down with their words.

Let’s realise the power of our tongues and chose our words wisely. Let’s purpose in our hearts today to speak only words that will build up and bring life to others.

God Bless,

Dave