We are in the day of nips and tucks. People are getting things tightened and lifted, altered and enhanced. As I was reading the verse of the day on my Bible app, I thought about how most all of us could use a tongue reduction. We are all guilty of negativity and gossip. I’ll admit my own faults when it comes to what I say, and I know I’m not alone.
People who gossip and spread rumors have been referred to as people with long tongues. While we often said “sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never hurt me”, we lied to cover the hurt that comes from the same tongue that the Bible calls a “fire” in James 3.
Have you ever been burned by what someone has said to you or about you, or have you been the one who hurt someone else? We all have. Is anyone willing to join me in going to God to get a tongue reduction?