Meditation Thought: “No human being can tame the tongue.” (James 3:8)
The tongue is tamed only by the Spirit – and an untamed tongue causes all kinds of mischief, even disasters.
The tongue is so powerful because it is the expression of the innermost thoughts. Our reactions to each other’s influence are more often a result of the working of the tongue than anything else. Thus the tongue holds the power to encourage, to commend, to give delight, to cause joy and laughter – or to condemn others to discouragement, guilt, resentment, bitterness.
Without the indwelling Spirit in control of our tongue, it can run on rampages, destroying everything in its path.
But the Spirit-controlled tongue produces the fruits of the Spirit – a joyful harvest indeed!