Double-Tongued

August 2, 2018

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Yesterday, James pointed out the irony of how we use the same tongue to bless God and to curse people who are made in the image of God.  He continues that thought today...

 

 

From the same mouth come blessing and cursing.  My brothers, these things ought not to be so.  (James 3:10)

 

 

We use the expression "double-tongued" to describe someone who is deceitful or hypocritical.  If you didn’t know better, you’d think that some people were born with two tongues.  They speak in two very different ways, depending on the audience and the situation.

 

A family can look holy while they are in church, but they fight all the way there and they fight all the way home.  Some Christians praise God at church, and then speak poorly of others the rest of the week.  James says, “My brothers, these things ought not to be so.”

 

If you are having a hard time controlling your tongue, it’s because you are trying to control it.  The only Person who can cure your case of Double-Tongue is Jesus, through the power of His Holy Spirit.  If these lessons on the tongue are showing you a side of yourself you don’t like, please don’t get discouraged.  Focus on your friendship with Jesus and ask Him to change your heart and your attitude.  The more you become like Him, the more you will speak with one tongue that will bless both God and man.

 

 

Today’s Good News is that the Holy Spirit can cure our case of Double-Tongue.

 

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FAITH in ACTION!

(Day #63)

 

 

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