LGD 118: Tongue Tamer

Man on a bench sitting in silence

Words are hurtful whether spoken or written.

Man on a bench sitting in silence
Photo by Amy Tran on Unsplash

I was reminded recently that the words we speak are powerful. They can either be written or spoken, but they have a lasting impression.

James says,

“People can tame all kinds of animals, birds, reptiles, and fish, but no one can tame the tongue.”

James 3:7-8a

As we draw closer to the election, the words have never been louder from both sides. Recently, I was reminded of the importance of choosing our words wisely.

We don’t always get it right, but when we choose our response, we let God measure our response for us. Sometimes we have to apologize and other times we need to humbly accept what is shared with us no matter how bad it may hurt.

My hope and prayer for you today is that your words would be sprinkled with grace, love, and kindness.

Prayer: Lord, thank you for the reminder of how powerful words are, and your power to forgive us when we mess up. Let our words be sprinkled with grace, love, and kindness today. Amen!

I am the host of an ABF Lifegroup - a collection of folks doing community and life together. We are a ministry of Agoura Bible Fellowship. When I am not leading this group, I love to travel, take photographs, share stories, and design workspaces that matter.

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