James 3:9 ” With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in God’s likeness.”

James writes about attempting to tame the tongue…but the tongue is more powerful than we have the ability to control it.  And here in this verse he gives the example of just how careless our tongue can be.  One minute we can be praising God…and with the next breath we can be speaking harshly and wishing evil against a brother or sister.  How can this be possible?  I’ll give you a little analogy.  Say I’m going to make potato salad, so I place potatoes and eggs in a pot of cold water and place it on the stove.  Over the course of 15-20 minutes they cook together in that pot of simmering water…but the potatoes soften while the eggs harden.  Same pot, same water, but out came two different responses…one tender, one hard.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.