Dear Readers in Christ, "Draw near to GOD, and He will draw near to you" (James 4:8).

Monday, 16 December 2013


“He that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile” (I Pet 3:10).

Here you see the frightening fact that if your tongue is evil your future is bound to be evil. “He that will love life and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil.” In other words, if your tongue is evil, you virtually hate your own life; you don’t want to see good days ahead of you.

Your life is closely linked to your tongue. When your tongue is evil, your life also is evil. Similarly, if your tongue is sweet, gracious, compassionate and kind, your life also will be just the same. “A wholesome tongue is a tree of life” (Prov 15:4).

Do you often desire to die? You may have your own excuses; you may say it is because of this problem or that. But the real problem is your tongue. “Death and life are in the power of the tongue” (Prov 18:21). When your tongue is evil you do not love life but rather hate life. When the tongue is a fountain of life bringing forth sweet and gracious words, you will find your life to be full of grace and goodness; you will not want to die.

“… his lips that they speak no guile” – If you are dishonest or deceptive in your words, if you speak with a double heart, you certainly shall not see good days.

– Taken from Morning Manna – Thoughts for Daily Devotion

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