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From the Pastor’s desk…

October 30, 2018

“And there is a time to be silent and there is a time to speak,”  (Ecclesiastes 3:7b).

The tongue – what a powerful organ. Without the tongue, no mother could sing her baby to sleep. No teacher could stretch the mind of students. No attorney could defend the truth in court. No Pastor could comfort a troubled soul. Our entire world would be reduced to unintelligible grunts. Seldom do we pause to realize just how valuable this strange muscle in our mouths really is.

But the tongue is a volatile as it is vital.  “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,”

(James 3:6).

Did you ever open your mouth when you should have kept it shut, hmmmmmmm?  Did you ever keep your mouth shut when you should have opened it, hmmmmmmmmmmmm?

I want to share with you three Biblical truths concerning the tongue.

  • The tongue contains an awesome power for good or evil.
  • No person can control his/her tongue by their own power.
  • We must submit our tongue to the power of the Holy Spirit.

May our prayer be, “Set a guard over my mouth, Lord; keep watch over the door of my lips.”

Jesus said, “For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.  For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned. Everyone will have to give account on the day of judgment for every empty word they have spoken.”

 “Set a guard over my mouth, Lord; keep watch over the door of my lips,” (Psalm 141:3)

(James 3:1-6)

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