Morning Morsels 057: The Power of the Tongue

The words we use hold more weight than we can ever imagine.

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Shalom, and happy morning to you. As a social species, we love to talk. Our tongues are in frequent use throughout the day, but we don’t realize the full impact the words we use daily have on others, and even ourselves. Every appendage we have—every function that is at our disposal—can be used for good or evil. The tongue is no different. We have to be careful how we use it and be extremely mindful of what we say.

For many, if the tongue is not being used to say something sensational, it is no fun. These people feel they have to raise eyebrows and command attention with gossip or boasting or ill-conceived and inappropriate jokes, often at the expense of others. The tongue can be a savage and cruel instrument when one is enraged, or it can be deployed with a lighter touch to flatter others into doing your bidding. But this is not the purpose for which it was designed. Yah created life with his tongue, and we are to do no different. Rather than magnify and multiply sin with our tongues, which leads to death, we should only engage in speaking righteousness, which leads to life. For:

21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.

—Proverbs 18:21

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