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Having just finished a great study in the book of James, the blessings and problems of the tongue are fresh in my mind.  In addition to the verses in James 3 regarding the tongue, many other books of the Bible have something to say on this subject:

In Proverbs 12, I found some interesting wisdom about the tongue:

  • Your mouth will get you into trouble – “The wicked is ensnared by the transgression of his lips, but the righteous will come through trouble.”  verse 13
  • What you say can bring a blessing back to you – – “A man will be satisfied with the good by the  fruit of his mouth.”  verse 14
  • He who speaks truth declares righteousness, but a false witness, deceit. verse 17
  • Some people’s words stab and others bring healing – “There is one who speaks like the piercings of a sword, but the tongue of the wise promotes health.”  verse 18
  • Truth lasts (lies fade) – “The truthful lip shall be established forever, but a lying tongue is but for a moment.”  verse19.
  • God hates liars, but delights in the truthful – “Lying lips are an abomination to the LORD, but those who deal truthfully are His delight.”  verse 22

May you bless others with your words.  May God bless you through His word.

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