Sunday, June 7, 2009


For reasons I wont go into here on the internet my mind was on the tongue last night. How bad the tongue can really be when it’s not tamed. It’s SO EASY to get started going south with the tongue if you know what I mean. So after thinking on it and thinking on it last night I couldn’t help but think maybe it would be really eye opening to just really dig in and SEE what Gods word says about the tongue. I’ve done a lot of reading in Proverbs and it has A LOT to say about the tongue! I’m sure I wont get it all down here but this should be a good start and my prayer is, that it would get us to thinking JUST HOW POWERFUL THIS TONGUE OF OURS IS!

So I went to and started looking and digging in. This came from there.




May the Lord cut off all flattering lips and every boastful tongue. Ps. 12:3

and has no slander on his tongue, who does his neighbor no wrong and casts no slur on his fellowman, Ps. 15:3

The mouth of the righteous man utters wisdom, and his tongue speaks what is just. Ps. 37:30

Your tongue plots destruction; it is like a sharpened razor, you who practice deceit. Ps. 52:2

A man who lacks judgment derides his neighbor, but a man of understanding holds his tongue.
Pr. 11:12

Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. Pr.12:18

Truthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue lasts only a moment. Pr.12:19

The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouth of the fool gushes folly. Pr.15:2

The tongue that brings healing is a tree of life, but a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit. Ps. 15:4

A wicked man listens to evil lips; a liar pays attention to a malicious tongue. Pr. 17:4

A man of perverse heart does not prosper; he whose tongue is deceitful falls into trouble. Pr. 17:2

Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent, and discerning if he holds his tongue. Pr. 17:28

*The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit. Pr. 18:21

A fortune made by a lying tongue is a fleeting vapor and a deadly snare. Pr.21:6

He who guards his mouth and his tongue keeps himself from calamity. Pr.21:23

Through patience a ruler can be persuaded, and a gentle tongue can break a bone. Pr.25:15

A lying tongue hates those it hurts, and a flattering mouth works ruin. Pr.26:28

He who rebukes a man will in the end gain more favor than he who has a flattering tongue.  Pr.2:23 (This one caught my eye, does this mean we’re to rebuke them? Why yeah, in the right Christian attitude of course. Oh but WHAT IF we hurt their feelings, as you hear all the time now. We’re to do what the Bible tells us to do in the right way with the right attitude.)

She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue. Pr. 31:26

See, the Name of the Lord comes from afar, with burning anger and dense clouds of smoke; his lips are full of wrath, and his tongue is a consuming fire. Is. 30:27

Their tongue is a deadly arrow; it speaks with deceit. With his mouth each speaks cordially to his neighbor, but in his heart he sets a trap for him. Jer. 9:8

If anyone considers himself religious and yet does not keep a tight rein on his tongue, he deceives himself and his religion is worthless. Ja. 1:26

Likewise the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark. Ja. 3:5

The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole person, sets the whole course of his life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell. Ja. 3:6

but no man can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison. Ja. 3:8

For, Whoever would love life and see good days must keep his tongue from evil and his lips from deceitful speech. 1 Peter 3:10

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