Taming the tongue

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.
-James 3:8-9 ESV

I think this is cool how James connects our dichotomous nature to the old testament. In the beginning God created the heavens and earth. Then he created us in His image. We then turn and kill, hate, and curse others who are created in God's image. And then turn and praise God. 

Curse God's image then praise Him? We can't do that! How dangerous and evil is the tongue? And we have that weapon with us. Everyone does. That's 6.5 billion weapons all over the world. It's an uncontrollable evil. 

Be careful of the fires you start this week. They can be ones to bring others closer to God, or drive them away.

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