Victory Vitamin Blog – James 3:8

“but no man can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.” 

James 3:8 NIV

 

James focuses on the tongue because the tongue helps form words.  It’s not actually the tongue that needs taming, it’s our hearts and minds that motivate us to say things we shouldn’t.  I’ve noticed that the older I get, the less I have to say.  I’m finally taking my mom’s advice: “If you can’t say anything good, don’t say anything at all.”  I’m now working on pointing out the good in people and talking about that.  Every day we have the option of using our words to hurt other people, or help them?  As children of God, is there really a choice?  Why would we ever say anything hurtful to someone, or about someone?  Why?  Jesus died because He loves not just you and me.  He loves ALL people, even the ones we speak evil about.  As Jesus hung on the cross He refrained from speaking evil about those who were killing him.   Isaiah 53:7 NIV “as a sheep before her shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth.”  Fill your words with “love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.”: -Galatians 4  Fill your words with the first 8 things in that list and if you can’t, then exercise the 9th thing in that list.  In other words, if you can’t say anything good, don’t say anything at all.

Sunday Service Sneak Peek for September 16, 2018 – James 3:8

Sunday Service Sneak Peek for September 16, 2018 – James 3:8

The book of Proverbs says that death and life are in the power of the tongue. James laments the fact that out of the mouths of Christians come both praise and cursing.  There is a time to speak, and a time to tame the tongue. Find out more this Sunday, September 16 at Victory Lutheran Church at 9 AM Worship.

Sunday Service Sneak Peek for September 9, 2018 – 1 Corinthians 1:25

Sunday Service Sneak Peek for September 9, 2018 – 1 Corinthians 1:25

It seems everyone is wise in their own eyes, but there really is something different about the wisdom of God. Those with open eyes and hearts will see that even the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom. To find out more this Sunday, September 9th, 2018 at 9 AM here at Victory Lutheran Church.