How will you use your tongue today? “Haven’t really given it much thought,” you say. You should! Our tongues can be improperly used in a number of negative ways. A person’s tongue can be used to incite anger (Proverbs 15:1), speak lies (Ephesians 4:25), violate another person’s trust (Proverbs 11:13), or participate in gossip (I Timothy 5:13).
Thankfully, our tongues can also be used for good. We can use our tongues to speak the truth or tell others of our faith (Romans 10:9-10), honor God (Hebrews 13:15), encourage others (Ephesians 4:29), and spread God’s word (Psalm 119:172).
No wonder James said we are to be slow to speak (James 1:19). How will you use your tongue today? Give some thought!