The tongue is a very vital instrument in the body, which the Lord made for us to utilize for various functions. With the tongue, we can taste, speak, sing as well as do a bunch of other things. However, the tongue can also be a killer. Through the act of speaking, we can speak life or death into our lives.
Jesus understood “the tongue of life” and utilized it to speak life. “The words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.” (John 6:63)
Understanding this element in your body called the tongue and how to rightly use it to your advantage can produce tremendous results in our relationships with people.
God tells us in His Word that the tongue has incredible power. We can use our tongue to bring blessings and life or curses and death. The saying “sticks and stones can break my bones but words will never hurt me” is simply not true. Our tongues can be the most difficult thing to control and leave us with great regret if we use our words to hurt. There is hope! The Bible tells us that with the help of the Holy Spirit we can have power and control over our tongue. Read the below Bible verses about the tongue and be encouraged to start speaking words of life and healing today!
For, “Whoever would love life and see good days must keep their tongue from evil and their lips from deceitful speech”. 1 Peter 3:10
“Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone”. Colossians 4:6
“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
“Sin is not ended by multiplying words, but the prudent hold their tongues”. Proverbs 10:19
“The soothing tongue is a tree of life, but a perverse tongue crushes the spirit”. Proverbs 15:4
“The heart of the righteous weighs its answers, but the mouth of the wicked gushes evil”. Proverbs 15:28
” Whoever would foster love covers over an offense, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends”. Proverbs 17:9
” What goes into someone’s mouth does not defile them, but what comes out of their mouth, that is what defiles them.” Matthew 15:11
“Those who guard their mouths and their tongues keep themselves from calamity” Proverbs 21:23
“Without wood a fire goes out; without a gossip a quarrel dies down”. Proverbs 26:20
“She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue”. Proverbs 31:26
“Set a guard over my mouth, LORD; keep watch over the door of my lips”. Psalm 141:3
“From the fruit of their mouth a person’s stomach is filled; with the harvest of their lips they are satisfied. The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit”. Proverbs 18:20-21
“The one who has knowledge uses words with restraint, and whoever has understanding is even-tempered. Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent, and discerning if they hold their tongues” Proverbs 17:27-28
Dear reader, I invite you today to begin to make proper use of your tongue. Make your tongue work for you and not against you, for without having your tongue work for you, you will not have a good and solid relationships both with God and man. I hope this piece will help you to begin the leverage the gift of God in your body for a better life.