“With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God’s likeness. 10 Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this should not be” James 3:9-10 (TNIV)
This is call to action for every Christian. How you handle your tongue matters; what you say is very vital. You don’t just talk anyhow as Christian because you should have realised that gone were those days when you can talk anyhow.
Not that you are the image of Christ and you have accepted Christ as your Lord and personal saviour, you are a new person, different from the gentiles. In fact, you are supposed to live your life in conformity with God’s commandments.
When you open your mouth to say something, tell me, what comes out of your mouth? Do you just open your mouth and talk anyhow or your do you watch how you talk, what you say and to whom you say it to?
Being a Christian is not a mere title that you should be glad that you carry around anyhow. In fact, being a Christian goes farther than this. People should see Christ in you, in your speech, in your word, in your character, how you say things, and the way you feel after saying things.
Be very careful when using your tongue so that you will not get into unnecessary sin that you should have avoided in the first instance. Be very care when you talk to people in your moment of anger.
Do not curse because a child of God is not allowed to curse. God loves everybody even the unbelievers and He wants you to love everybody as well; it is not your duty to rain curses on anybody even if the person frustrated you.
Do not wake up in the morning to praise God and then in the afternoon, you are using your that same tongue to curse people.
In fact, apart from cursing, many Christians use their tongues to say fouls things that are not expected from them. God sees everything, everyone and what we do. Your fellow Christian Brother or Sister may not see how you are fond to misusing your tongue but God sees and to that effect you are worst off.
Get out of doing such if you have been doing it. Pray God always and let good words be coming out of your mouth all the time and not curses, not reckless words.
Above all, praise God the more with your tongue and let the entire world see Christ image in you.
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