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devotion by Sis. Bala Samson
Wednesday, Apr 06, 2022

Tongue is a fire…


Matthew 12:36”I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak..”


God watches, hears and analyses every word that we speak, the piece that I am about to write now is pretty scary for me, I don’t know about you though.  If we are worried and thoughtful about the words that we utter, then we would not slander, judge, guffaw, mock, criticize people behind their back – just discussing negatively about somebody is also not right. A single snide remark drowns everything else about you! The Bible says, “If anyone thinks himself to be religious, and yet does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this man's religion is worthless.”(James 1:26) Careful!  God keeps a record! 


Just not outside the church, but there’s a lot of reckless talking going on inside the house of God!  We are quick to judge people, quick to comment and quick to spit out words within a wink of an eye.  Many young people have been discouraged, disheartened and slowed down in their spirit because some elder in the church did not pause before passing a rude comment to them.  Next time when you see someone struggling with believing God, think before you say ‘have more faith’, listen to their story before you boast. After more than a decade of serving God, I have learnt to shut my mouth during times of adversity lest I ‘blabber, murmur, yammer’ and grieve God.   Anybody  listening?  Silence is gold!


You never know who is the evil spirit in the group when you mindlessly jabber, later on, your words are twisted and turned with new flavors and presented as ‘Bala said’.  Know where to clamp. 


James 3: 5 “See how great a forest is set aflame by such a small fire! And the tongue is a fire..’


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