James 1:26 says this:
Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight reign on their tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless.
When I read this this morning, it really hit me. Usually when things slap me in the face, it means I need work in that area. This is one that hit me. GUILTY! I have on more than one occasion let a cuss word fly, also, just words & even tones in general that are not pleasing to Him. Sometimes it's not what I say, but how it comes across. On more than one occasion I have had to apologize to someone because of my mouth.
- That the tongue is like a sword (Proverbs 12:18)
- That the tongue is evil, filled with poison (James 3:8)
- That the tongue is a fire & set on fire from hell. (James 3:5-6) SCARY, HUH?!?!?!?
- That the tongue is like a sharp razor & plots destruction. (Psalm 52:2)