Down the throat
Rooted in the heart
Unseen and unruly
To send words a flight
To hold them at bay
To discern timing
To lift in prayer
Along its path
Slaying hearts with
Along its Way
Enlivening hearts with
O power of death and life
Will you surrender?
1 Peter 3:10
For,“Whoever would love life and see good days must keep their tongue from evil and their lips from deceitful speech.
Likewise, the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark.
The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole body, sets the whole course of one’s life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell.
All kinds of animals, birds, reptiles and sea creatures are being tamed and have been tamed by mankind, but no one can tame the tongue. It is restless and evil, full of deadly poison.
It’s not what goes into your mouth that defiles you; you are defiled by the words that come out of your mouth.
For the ear tests words as the tongue tastes food.
keep your tongue from evil and your lips from telling lies.
The mouths of the righteous utter wisdom, and their tongues speak what is just.