With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men who have been made in God's likeness. My brothers, this should not be. Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring? My brothers, can a fig tree bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs? Neither can a salt spring produce fresh water. James 3:9-12Isn't it interesting how good and evil can come forth from the same mouth? One minute we are praising God and the next we are cursing or tearing down our fellow man. Out of the same mouth that praises God comes insults, cursing, slander, gossip, etc., etc. The Bible tells us that this should not be. It also tells us that the tongue is very difficult to tame and control. I believe, though, that with God's help, it can be tamed and controlled.
Reprinted with permission via OKGrassroots - Pharo Sabbath Day Devotionals: Controlling the Tongue (Parts 1 & 2)