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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Capitol One for the past two years or so has been running ads with the slogan "What's in your wallet?" These commercials have proven to be catchy, entertaining and also witty!As I have read the text for today I could not but help to think about what's on the tongues and in the mouths of CHRISTIANS (Self-Proclaimed)?  The words of James are familiar and simple to most, but are they taken seriously? Today I only invite us to revisit with the intent to take them to heart! Ask yourself/ Challenge yourself to guide your tongue for 7- SEVEN straight days and I grantee the world will become a better place!

James 3

New International Version (NIV)

Taming the Tongue

Not many of you should become teachers, my fellow believers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly. We all stumble in many ways. Anyone who is never at fault in what they say is perfect, able to keep their whole body in check.
When we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we can turn the whole animal. Or take ships as an example. Although they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are steered by a very small rudder wherever the pilot wants to go. Likewise, the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark. The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole body, sets the whole course of one’s life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell.
All kinds of animals, birds, reptiles and sea creatures are being tamed and have been tamed by mankind, but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.
With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God’s likeness. 10 Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this should not be. 11 Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring? 12 My brothers and sisters, can a fig tree bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs? Neither can a salt spring produce fresh water.
Love P.J.

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