Saturday, May 4, 2013

James 3:2-5

"For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.
Behold, we put bits in the horses’ mouths, that they may obey us; and we turn about their whole body.
Behold also the ships, which though they be so great, and are driven of fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm, whithersoever the governor listeth.
Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!"
James 3:2-5

I think it is amazing to think that if we can master our words, that we are perfect, or at least perfect in being able to control our bodies. :)  Makes it sound achievable... although of course, controlling what we say is tough.  Often, we blurt things out before we really think about it.  We want to take it back, or at least express it kindly, and unless we have written it in snail mail and the mailman hasn't come yet, it is usually too late.  Technology makes things more immediate, but it doesn't make us smarter. :) Today, let's guard our tongues, and the things that we say in writing, and work on that one thing... what comes out of our brains and gets expressed to other people.  If we can master that, then apparently, we can master anything.  Sounds pretty worth it. :)

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