by Randy Chambers, 2016-04-25
Colossians 4:6, NIV: Let your conversation be always full of
grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.
It has been said that we are our own worse enemies. That may not be any truer
than when it comes to our having short tempers and quick tongues. Someone pushes
the right button and it seems there is nothing that stops the words from spewing
out. Within the blink of an eye, we let the words fly and then itís too late.
The words cannot be taken back. Whatís said is said. James calls the tongue, ďa
fire, a world of evil among the parts of the bodyĒ (Js. 3:6). And while the
tongue can level loved ones and waylay the unsuspecting; it has also the
capability of much good. It is, in many cases, like a surgical instrument. Used
carelessly and without thought, it can cause severe damage. But when used with
skill, wisdom, and with care, the tongue can bring great healing, and can be a
tremendous source of blessing.