“The Rowdy, Polluted Tongue”
“The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole body, sets the whole course of one’s life on fire, and is itself set on fire by Hell. All kinds of animals, birds, reptiles and sea creatures are being tamed and have been tamed by mankind,
but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.
With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God’s likeness.
Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this should not be.
James 3: 6-10
James’ letter to the twelve tribes of Israel, gives a clear and concise picture of a TRUE BELIEVER. His instructions are spot on, and very appropriate for US today.
His description of one of the smallest parts of the human anatomy, yet one of the MOST VILE, EVIL, DANGEROUS parts is the TONGUE. The TONGUE must be CONTROLLED, CORRALLED, and CLEANSED.
The Creator God, knew what He was doing when He put the TONGUE in a cage, of sorts, behind the teeth and lips, but that pesky, wicked tongue still manages to escape and a lot of times it causes chaos and often times heartaches.
The tongue is like a raging FIRE that is out of control and if it remains uncontrolled it can inflame the whole course of one’s life, bringing HAVOC and DESTRUCTION to everyone.
The tongue is not only like a fire out of control, it is also like an UNTAMED animal. Animals can be tamed by human beings, it is human nature taming animal nature. But NO HUMAN can TAME the TONGUE, it is a RESTLESS EVIL, which is full of deadly poison.
And yet we use it to PRAISE GOD, and then we CURSE HIS CREATION, MANKIND. James says, “This should NOT be.” The fact that PRAISE and CURSING would come from the very same mouth, is definitely NOT pleasing to God. He has made it very clear, a TRUE BELIEVER’S tongue should NOT be an INSTRUMENT of inconsistency. Therefore, it must be CONTROLLED, CORRALLED, and CLEANSED. This can ONLY be done through the work of the Holy Spirit of the Living God. You MUST be OBEDIENT to the working of His Spirit in your life.
If you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to Him, then you are NOT a TRUE BELIEVER, and your TONGUE is a ROWDY, POLLUTED TONGUE, that desperately NEEDS to be CONTROLLED, CORRALLED, and CLEANSED, before it starts a RAGING FIRE or becomes a FEROCIOUS, UNTAMED ANIMAL causing HAVOC and HEARTACHE everywhere you go. To change your course from being an UNBELIEVER to a TRUE BELIEVER, you MUST come to God with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART, CONFESSING your sins to Him and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for YOU, before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and let Him CONTROL, CORRAL and CLEANSE your TONGUE. Do it NOW, while you still can. He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!