The Mystery of the Tongue


Humanly speaking, the tongue is used for tasting and enabling speech. Spiritually speaking, the tongue is God’s mouthpiece, capturing and extending the spiritual into the natural. Unfortunately, we fail to make use of it in the latter manner. When James talks about taming the tongue, we avoid hurling insults, avoid apt replies, avoid using censored words and then stop there. We then leave the tongue to serve its biological purposes, but not fully serving its spiritual purpose.


One does not have to flip the Bible for too long to see that speech is not devoid of spiritual implications. In fact, in the first pages, you will encounter a repetitive statement, ‘God said…And it was so’. Whatever God spoke, came into being. Few Chapters on in the Second Book, Moses trying to avoid God’s mission of speaking to Pharaoh to let the Israelites out of slavery says, ‘O Lord…

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The Bible Held Aloft Or Aloof

Inspired by: Hebrews 4:12, John 3: 16 – 2, Romans 2: 13 & John 6: 63

The word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints, and marrow; it judges the thoughts, intentions, and attitudes of the heart.

When we hold up the word of God as a testimony, one of two things has already happened.

If we are living in obedience to its teachings, then we have been liberated. Set free from the condemnation, it describes in its pages. But if we are not living by its precepts, we are already condemned.

So hold the Bible aloft; it is the Word of God; it is the Spirit that gives life.