The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole body, sets the whole course of one’s life on fire, and is itself set on fire by Hell. But no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison. James 3: 6, 8
The TONGUE, as small as it is, it is POWERFUL and PERVERSIVE. Like a RAGING FIRE, the TONGUE can bring CORRUPTION to the WHOLE BODY, and can influence the ENTIRE COURSE of the human life. It can bring HEARTACHE and DESPAIR. It can alter the plans of, NOT only one human being, but WHOLE NATIONS. Its DESTRUCTION is worse than a RAGING FIRE. It DESTROYS to the point of NOT being able to RESTORE. Once words are spoken they penetrate the heart, and can bring DISASTER to MORE than ONE life.
James tells us that the TONGUE is set on fire by HELL. It is the one tool that the devil uses quite often, in people’s lives, because it is so DESTRUCTIVE, and is a RESTLESS EVIL, full of DEADLY POISON, the POISON of HATRED, GOSSIPING, SLANDER, and CURSING. It is an UNRULY, RESTLESS EVIL. And it CANNOT be CONTROLLED by Mankind, ONLY GOD can control it.
So you might ask: “Why would God, create such an EVIL part of the body?” Well, MY answer is that with the TONGUE mankind PRAISES God, and when we ALLOW the HOLY SPIRIT to CONTROL EVERY part of our being, to include the tongue, we NOT only PRAISE GOD, we can say ENCOURAGING words, words of WISDOM, words of LOVE, COMPASSION, and words that EDIFY the BODY of Christ. We also use our tongues to TASTE the WONDERFUL FOODS that our Creator God has given to us, and we can offer up THANKSGIVING to Him with our TONGUES.
However, there are times, when with the tongue, there is PRAISE and CURSING. We PRAISE the LORD and FATHER, then CURSE MANKIND, who is made in the Image of the Almighty God. Out of the SAME mouth comes PRAISE and CURSING, this SHOULD NOT BE!! We NEED to ALLOW God’s HOLY SPIRIT to CLEANSE and CONTROL our tongues. The ONLY WAY you are able to do that is to give God your HEART and LIFE, and to be WILLING TO TURN AWAY FROM your sinful lifestyle and TURN TO GOD with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART. BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART that, Jesus died for YOU, and that He is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God. Then you MUST CONFESS your sins to Him, and ask Him for His FORGIVENESS. Then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and ALLOW the HOLY SPIRIT of God to CLEANSE and CONTROL your FIERY TONGUE. And receive HEAVEN as your ETERNAL HOME. Do this NOW, while you still can. He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!