"The joy of the Lord is my strength."

- Nehemiah 8:10
Still and Soft Voice

So I was reading from James today in my reading plan, and guess what the passage was?

James 3:1-12 ESV
Taming the Tongue
1 Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness. 2 For we all stumble in many ways. And if anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle his whole body. 3 If we put bits into the mouths of horses so that they obey us, we guide their whole bodies as well. 4 Look at the ships also: though they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are guided by a very small rudder wherever the will of the pilot directs. 5 So also the tongue is a small member, yet it boasts of great things.

How great a forest is set ablaze by such a small fire! 6 And the tongue is a fire, a world of unrighteousness. The tongue is set among our members, staining the whole body, setting on fire the entire course of life, and set on fire by hell. 7 For every kind of beast and bird, of reptile and sea creature, can be tamed and has been tamed by mankind, 8 but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison. 9 With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse people who are made in the likeness of God. 10 From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so. 11 Does a spring pour forth from the same opening both fresh and salt water? 12 Can a fig tree, my brothers, bear olives, or a grapevine produce figs? Neither can a salt pond yield fresh water.

I was trying to remember a verse or verses that talked about the tongue and stuff and could only think of the cliche (but still legit) verse saying: "Do not let any unwholesome talk come from your mouth..." but this passage talks to much more about the results and pain and I am going to remember in my days so I can begin to apply it to my life.

God is cool, huh?


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Comments on "Still and Soft Voice":
1. MaMa - 10/07/2009 7:29 am CDT

Beth: Yes, God is cool and loves His child, remember you are a child of the King and positionally live in the King's court so your tongue and heart should have a song and praise in them. Of course one way to assure that is to be in the word as you are, so glad.


2. papa - 10/07/2009 9:40 am CDT

Yes, God is always cool.
Bethany is cool also. I love the sound of
your name, Bethany.

Love you.

3. Dad - 10/07/2009 4:26 pm CDT

That's very cool!

Love you doll

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