Thursday’s Thought

I said, I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not wit my tongue: I will keep my mouth with a bridle, while the wicked is before me (Psalm 39:1).
The Psalmist declared that he would guard against sin in his life, especially sin committed through his speech. We each should take heed concerning our lives to make sure that we follow in the path of righteousness. Our guard has to especially be on our tongues so that we do not commit sin with our mouths. Throughout the Bible, God warns against sins of the tongue and He warns against the difficulty in controlling the tongue. James warned that the tongue us an evil which no man can tame (James 3:8); Paul declared that the child of God can do all things through Christ (Philippians 4:13 and Jesus said that God makes the impossible possible (Matthew 19:26). By ourselves we cannot tame the tongue, but with God we can overcome trials of the tongue and all other trials in our lives.
God does not to teach His children to not use their tongues, but He teaches how to use our tongues. God teaches us that there are things we should never say and there are times we should not speak, but God also teaches that we should always proclaim His truth; that we should proudly confess the name of Jesus; that we should tell others of the love of God; that we should speak of the forgiveness, mercy and grace of God; that we sing songs of praise, that we utter words of prayer and that we tell the world of the hope in Christ Jesus.
One of the greatest ways to make sure that we do not sin with our tongues is by having our tongues engaged in the work given to us by God. This day , make sure you tell someone else about the God you serve.