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Topic: SLIP OF THE TONGUE (01/26/17)
- TITLE: The Untamable Tongue
By Lisa Hudson
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Bless my soul, it’s all about me;
The book of James, in Chapter 3.
Our God devoted so many thoughts,
On how the tongue ties us in knots.
In my arrogance, I strut along,
Like a massive ship, or a horse so strong.
Though they are guided by a rudder and bit,
I follow my tongue, in spite of it.
Instead of thinking, the words spill out,
Causing friction, or instilling doubt.
Not pausing to consider the message’s fate,
I blurt it out, when I should just wait.
Knowing that words can hurt me too,
You’d think compassion would be my cue.
Scriptures say the tongue can’t be tamed,
I know firsthand, and I’m so ashamed.
“I am a Christian!” I piously declare,
Then speak so cruelly, causing others despair.
I cause pain, then I praise my Lord;
Blessing and cursing, a double-edged sword.
This ought not be, I know too well.
My words should send me straight to Hell.
But in my faults, He forgives me still.
Oh, God forgive my stubborn will.
Help me remember from when I was small,
“If it isn’t nice, don’t say it at all.”
May I bless You Lord, in word and deed,
That my speech be fruitful, like a planted seed.
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