Small Yet Powerful

Take control of what I say, O LORD, and guard my lips.

(Psalm 141:3 NLT)

What a wise plea! It’s amazing how the tongue, a small part of the body, is what gets us in big trouble. I’m reminded of the Apostle James’ description of the tongue; he nailed it on the head. That’s why I like to draw on his words on this subject. Read what he has to say about the tongue:

Our tongues are small too, and yet they brag about big things. It takes only a spark to start a forest fire! The tongue is like a spark. It is an evil power that dirties the rest of the body and sets a person’s entire life on fire with flames that come from hell itself. All kinds of animals, birds, reptiles, and sea creatures can be tamed and have been tamed. But our tongues get out of control. They are restless and evil, and always spreading deadly poison. My dear friends, with our tongues we speak both praises and curses. We praise our Lord and Father, and we curse people who were created to be like God, and this isn’t right. (James 3:5-10 CEV)

Do you see now why it’s important to pray that God would guard our mouth and keep watch over the door of our lips?

If we ask Him, God can help us control our mouth.

Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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