the fruit of the tongue

The Fruit of the Tongue The Good and Bad

The Fruit of the Tongue The Good and Bad

Proverbs 17:28
Even a fool who keeps silent is considered wise;
When he closes his lips, he is deemed intelligent.

James 3:6-10
And the tongue is a fire, a world of unrighteousness. The tongue is set among our members, staining the whole body, setting on fire the entire course of life, and set on fire by hell. For every kind of beast and bird, of reptile and sea creature, can be tamed and has been tamed by mankind, but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison. With it, we bless our Lord and Father, and with it, we curse people who are made in the likeness of God. From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so.

The Fruit of the Tongue

fruit of the tongue
The powerful tongue Prov. 18:21 death and life are in the power of the tongue, and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof. Prov. 15:1-4 A wholesome tongue……Tongue small, powerful, muscle

I’ll be honest, this article is written to myself more than anyone
else. Because I do not do well at this part of the Christian
experience, or what some may label the Christian walk.

I’m sure you have been in this situation, where you can’t help but say
something, publicly. But the way you say it, is full of anger, and hurtful to the one it was spoken to?

This was the case for me last night. It was no shock then, that
after the incident happened, I felt so stupid, and I knew that my
the mouth had gotten me in trouble yet again. Even worse, the one thing I
had struggled with, my temper had shown itself again.

Fruit of the Tongue

I won’t go into the context of this slip-up, because it does not
matter. The point here is, that we so often put our foot in our mouth,
when the Bible advises us to keep silent.

Could this be what the bible means when it says “in your anger, do not
Sin?” Assuming that the words you speak are fueled by anger?
This anger, this fire that is unleashed has a very poisonous fruit to it.

Fruit of the Tongue
First, as a result, you have to then go back to the person, admit your
guilt, and pray to God, you don’t go down that road again.

Second, because the incident is public, it also affects how others see
you, and in some cases, how they may or may not respect you.

Third, and most importantly it affects your walk with the Lord, and your
witness before others.

All of these things may lead you to think “I can’t do this.
Believe me, I do understand that feeling, as this was exactly the
thoughts plaguing me last night. How could I even think to get past
this issue? How could I hope to restrain my temper?

I will not, in this case, pretend to have all the answers. I only know,
that it is a daily walk with the Lord, and He hasn’t left me to fend
for myself.
I know He gets exactly where I am. The struggles I have with my
old sin nature, and how much I desire to walk in his way.
It is this fact that gives me hope, that I am becoming more like him
day by day.

What about you? Have you struggled to tame your tongue? Or do you
struggle with some other Sin that just will not let you go? What steps
have you taken to fight this issue?
I look forward to hearing from you,
Teresa Blaes

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