How Do We Control Our Tongues?
Today's Daily Devotion - November 17, 2021
By Khai Samante
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. — Ephesians 4:29
Daily devotional bible reading: Ephesians 4:29-32
Our tongue is a powerful tool. It can either bring life or destroy life. James described tongue as a restless evil full of lethal poison (James 3:8). It is comparable to a rudder that steers a large ship, regardless of how strong the waves are. It’s like a tiny spark that can ignite a massive forest fire.
We don’t develop the habit of giving unwholesome speeches over night. The same is true for breaking this habit. According to the Bible, the heart speaks through the mouth. What you say reflects what’s going on inside your heart. How do we control our tongues? We begin by regularly feeding our hearts with God’s word and living it out. His Word is a lamp that lights on our way; all we have to do is keep it in our minds, live according to it, and rely on the Holy Spirit’s power to guide us. Choose to be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you (vv. 32). Everything, including our thoughts, actions, and the words that come out of our tongue, will eventually follow as we focus on Jesus.
Prophesy life with your words.