If I were to ask you, what body part has the potential to cause more harm to another person?  What body part has caused more wars?  Would you agree the tongue?  As a husband, I have caused more damage to my marriage with my tongue.  As a father, I have caused more hurt feelings with my tongue.  As Chief, I have spoken before thinking and have said things I should not have said.  Controlling the tongue is taught in JAMES 3:1-17.  We all make mistakes, but those who control their tongues can also control themselves in every other way.

A tiny rudder makes a huge ship turn wherever the captain wants it to go, even through strong winds.  The tongue is similar to a tiny match, if used properly it can provide us warmth.  The match can also cause enormous damage if not used properly; it has caused total destruction to many homes.  The tongue can turn the entire course of your life around.

The next time you are in an argument with your spouse, a member, or even the Chief, take a moment and say a short prayer to the ALMIGHTY and watch how quick the argument gets smothered.  When we speak, let’s speak positive about each other.  Remember, God provided us with two ears and only one mouth.