Thinking back on this the other day, I decided to do a Bible study on the words tongue and mouth.
Here a few of my favorite verses.
My lips will not say anything wicked
and my tongue will not utter lies.
May the Lord silence all flattering lips
and every boastful tongue
...but the prudent hold their tongues.
From the mouth of the righteous comes the fruit of wisdom,
but a perverse tongue will be silenced.
Therefore my heart is glad
and my tongue rejoices;
my body will also rest in hope.
...every tongue will acknowledge God
If I speak in the tongues of man or of angels,
but do not have love,,
I am only a resounding gong
or a clanging cymbal.
There are many others, but I can't share them all.
I also documented this study in my Faith Journal.
All images are from Google images. I choose the pink washi tape, because it reminded me of open mouths. I used the dogs with tongues hanging out, because I thought they were cuter than humans with their tongues hanging out. :-) And I believe ALL tongues give praise to God.
Anyway, it makes me smile. I hope it makes you smile, too and gives you food for thought.
Someone once said that we use our mouths to Praise God and to tear down our fellow humans.
Let's all try to pause before we speak and think about our words.
Gratitude (prompts from aholyexperience.com)
3 gifts that might never have been
1. My son Donovan
2. My son Travis
3. My life
I have not stopped giving thanks for you,
remembering you in my prayers.