The function of your mouth is a product of the things that dwell in your heart. In order to tame your tongue, you must first examine your heart and get it right with God. #JamesChallengeJames Challenge
In this age of social media I’m seeing far too often where people, and especially those that claim to be Christians, spewing words they have no business putting out for all the world to see. Long ago I made to decision that if I what I have to say is not uplifting or helpful I’m not going to share it. Now a post like this could be debatable in that regard, but I’m also not afraid to share God’s truth.
As Christ followers we are called to a different way of life than the rest of the world. And what comes out of our mouths is a big part of that. When Christians use their tongue to spew harmful words how does that attract anyone to want to be a part of any Christian community.
If you claim to be a Christian and you are using your social media platform for anything other than sharing the Good News and showing love to others you need to seriously examine your heart and deal with what’s going on there.
In the same way, the tongue is a small thing that makes grand speeches. But a tiny spark can set a great forest on fire. And among all the parts of the body, the tongue is a flame of fire. It is a whole world of wickedness, corrupting your entire body. It can set your whole life on fire, for it is set on fire by hell itself.James 3:5-6 NLT