Originally posted on "Working for Christ":
“The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole body, sets the whole course of one’s life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell.” (James 3:6, NIV)
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Throughout the Bible, the authors talk about the destruction caused by our tongues. Just by the way we speak to someone can completely destroy a relationship and turn a friend into an enemy or a client into a former client. We often use out tongues to talk behind another person’s back, to tear them down or to spread rumors about them. When we are upset, we sometimes use our tongues to curse the situation or to curse God for allowing bad things to happen to our loved ones or us.
James is absolutely right! When we talk down to others, when we gossip…
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