4.01.2007

mary.


[James 3:5-12] 5 So also the tongue is a small member, yet it boasts of great things. How great a forest is set ablaze by such a small fire! 6 And the tongue is a fire, a world of unrighteousness. The tongue is set among our members, staining the whole body, setting on fire the entire course of life, and set on fire by hell. 7 For every kind of beast and bird, of reptile and sea creature, can be tamed and has been tamed by mankind, 8 but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison. 9 With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse people who are made in the likeness of God. 10 From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so. 11 Does a spring pour forth from the same opening both fresh and salt water? 12 Can a fig tree, my brothers, bear olives, or a grapevine produce figs? Neither can a salt pond yield fresh water.

OH! How much I let my words escape without putting much thought into them. We discussed "the tongue" during our Girl's Tea & Bible Study on Friday. I, once again, realized just how strong the tongue can truly be. "How great a forest is set ablaze by such a small fire!" (v.5); This quote is quite true. I think about how even the slightest word coming from my anger can set ablaze to a fire that I am blind to, a fire that I may never see, but a destructive fire nonetheless. Yet, this can only remind me of my great need for our Savior. And buoy, is He good to us.


WORD OF THE DAY:
jocular \JOK-yuh-luhr\, adjective:
1) Given to joking or jesting. 2) Characterized by joking; playful.

9 comments:

joel sczebel said...

Good word of the day. I know someone like that...

karawarnock; said...

haha


just in case no one has heard me talk about her, in the picture is my friend Mary and her family back in Ghana. they are standing next to the water filter at their home that my aunt and uncle recently installed for them.

Nate said...

Who might that someone be..?
Good post!

damaris said...

amen. excellent post.

Elizabeth said...

i know.

Nate said...

Als I am really lost who is it?
Is it Kara?

If it was possible for black people to be blond...

I would most definetly be one...

karawarnock; said...

i was a little lost too, with aly's comment.
although, i actually am blonde. but i am a smart blonde.
and a humble blonde.
hahahahaha.

i don't think she was talking about me....als?

Elizabeth said...

what?

i just know.

its really nothing.

Jeremy said...

wow i am really confused...