Tame Your Tongue

By   •   February 19   •   Topics: ,

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The problems of the world could be solved overnight if men could get victory over their tongues. Suppose there was no anger, no profanity, no lying, no grumbling or complaining; suppose there were no dirty stories told, no unjust criticism—what a different world this would be! The Bible teaches that a man who can control his tongue can control his whole personality. We should ask ourselves three questions before we speak: Is it true? Is it kind? Does it glorify Christ? If we would always think before we speak, there would be much less evil speaking, and there would soon be a spiritual awakening that would sweep the church in America.

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Prayer for the day

May I remember how important it is to keep a check on my tongue. I pray that my conversation this day will be pleasing in Your sight, Lord.

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  1. Lisa Haigler says:

    Amen. We all need a reminder to think before we speak at times. Ugly and unkind words can feel like swords. Thank you, Jesus.

  2. Pat says:

    Thank you for this shoulder shaking of my needed changes in my life. It hasn’t been until my older years that I became one of those loose-tongued Christians. I was one to never talk bad about others—not even one son’s failures to another. God, forgive I pray. I want that young way of thinking of not displeasing my God back. Change is long overdue. Start today!!

  3. Gerry says:

    The tongue can be a very powerful and harmful weapon when used thoughtlessly. It has caused many wars, resulting in much death and destruction throughout history. Fortunately, it has also been used most effectively to teach the Word of God. As a result of his grace, love and mercy, countless lives have been saved from eternal separation from God. Bottom line is: Think before you speak…it matters.

  4. Peter Wolf says:

    I am very thankful to you Franklin Graham for your great teaching of our great lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I hope that many families would take this bible doctrine in. I am extremely blessed that I have this access to your great teachings.

  5. Donna Cranford says:

    Loved this about our tongue ! Thank you !

  6. Rosario Lewis says:

    Lord, God. I pray let my tongue only bring glory to You. Let it never hurt or bring down anyone who is made in the image and likeness of God, which we human are. Help me have control over myself especially my tongue. In the matchless and glorious name of our Savior and Lord Jesus Christ. I pray. Amen

  7. Janet Hendricks says:

    Thank you for your gospel and teaching since I was a child.

  8. Max says:

    In my humble opinion, our tongue is one of our prevalent worst enemies. Envy, anger, pride and other evils sometime spew out. I try to mind my tongue but are many times unsuccessful. I am fortunate that my conscious attacks me and I repent/apologize as the situation requires.

  9. Gerry says:

    This is so true. Who hasn’t said things perhaps in anger that they wish they didn’t say. The damage of those words can last a lifetime. The pain they inflict can be unbearable. Carefully consider what you say, before you say it.