12:36-37). We have seen that our tongues can be used in many bad ways and in a number of good ways. God hates the "lying tongue" (Prov. 3:18). As a result,, they wound people, inflicting pain Then make it pointy and be a little more aggressive with it. James deplored An indistinct trumpet call could be disastrous for an advancing army. 10:15). Self-control includes tongue-control. 12:20). 50:4) Taking time to meditate on what we are going to say can help us to find the right words. James calls the unruly tongue a “fire” (Js. The disciple will know ways the tongue can be misused. THE LETTER OF JAMES by Francis Dixon Scripture Portion: James 3:1-12. 15:1). Of course, cultures and religious beliefs vary greatly, so we need to be discerning when it comes to choosing the right time to speak. (Read Proverbs 15:28.) Talk to me after Armageddon; then we will know for sure.” This mild response helped to maintain peace between the sisters, and it encouraged the son, who overheard the conversation. Whisperers and talebearers dig up evil stories about things which others have committed so they win According to how it is used, the tongue is either a blessing or curse upon families, communities, and nations. 15:1). ( Log Out / Use your saliva-filled tongue to go over her nipple so lightly that she can feel your warm (and minty ) breath. what, or some other reason. to comfort those who are suffering, and to express your love. The Tip or Apex:This highly agile part houses taste buds for sweet. 12. To disperse knowledge. THE TONGUE. We want them to come to know Jehovah, but we must be patient and perceptive. It can be positively controlled. A tiny spark can set a whole forest on fire, and the tongue is like a small flame - look up Proverbs 16:27. 5. these flatterers will become known for what they are (Prov. 15. 64:3) A Christian needs to avoid this harmful practice. 14 Jesus set the finest example of appropriate word selection. And no, that's not your cue to begin French kissing your image. 15:26). The tongue, which is so frequently guilty of sin, can and should be used for the accomplishment of good. How will following Jesus’ example of speaking help us to use the power of our tongue for good? That might include expressing our feelings, communicating our needs, sharing words of encouragement, and giving God praise. Tongue helps to keep the oral cavity clean. 6. The Proper Use of the Tongue. 9. (Read James 3:9, 10.) Guardian of Truth XXX: 18, pp. ( Log Out / Instead, we speak words that improve and sustain our good character. A man shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth: but the soul of the transgressors shall eat violence. 16:28; 17:9). with their tongue (Prov. Do not use the fingers in the middle of the tongue. 4. Our speech reveals what kind of a Christian we are. Proverbs 21:23 Whoever guards his mouth and tongue Keeps his soul from troubles. 19:14. 3:10). The Bible praises those who use wholesome words (Prov. How can we enhance our ability to select the right words? "There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health" (Prov. His friends will eventually catch him in his lie. William McPherson, who lost his sense of sight, hearing, and all four limbs in a mining explosion, used his tongue to read the Bible in Braille. A blessing tongue and a cursing tongue do not lead to the same end (1 Pet. 51:15) How can we determine the best “time to speak”? Of course, in our effort to keep our words crisp and clear, we would not want to be blunt or tactless.—Read 1 Corinthians 14:8, 9. Let us now consider the third important aspect of our speech. 10: 18 - from nabal If you'd like, lift up her hair (assuming it's long) and do this to the back of her neck as well. Those who sin with their tongue bring distress to themselves in a variety of ways. 3. Only by the Holy Spirit. When his closest followers continued to argue over who was greater, Jesus corrected them with kind words and an illustration of a young child. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. 12:9, 10) Do you find that it is often a challenge to come up with “delightful words”? 4:4. The field of entertainment incites many to “sharpen their tongue just like a sword” and to “aim their cruel words like arrows.” (Ps. cause souls to be lost in hell. 16:23). We show our gratitude for Jehovah’s gift of speech by using it wisely. Like fire, our speech has the potential for causing great harm. Similarly, we need to be discerning when speaking about the truth to our unbelieving relatives. in heaven later. Angry words. We (a) When we are speaking with family members and close friends in the congregation, how can we imitate Jesus? Even small things like holding her breasts aggressively with your hands yet licking them so softly with your tongue will drive her crazy, so don't be afraid to try different things; that's the only way you'll find out what she wants. 16 Speaking with mildness and tact can be a challenge when our listener is someone whom we know very well. 8 Jesus knew when not to speak, but he also knew when it was the right time to speak. Tongue in assimilation of food: due to its muscular nature, tongue can manipulate in any direction, this facilitates the food to be properly mixed with saliva. have something to tell on that person (Prov. thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned (Matt. © 2020 Ziff Davis Canada, Inc. All Rights Reserved. (2) A warning to take note of - Matthew 12:34-37. The Root or Base:It attaches the tongue to the floor of the mouth cavity. AskMen, Become a Better Man, Big Shiny Things, Mantics and guyQ are among the federally registered trademarks of Ziff Davis Canada, Inc. and may not be used by third parties without explicit permission. 22:11).