THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
OUR TONGUE IS LIKE A FLAME AND ONE WORD CAN START A MAJOR FIRE
We need to realize that God hears what we SAY every day. He hears us when we BLESS people, when we COMPLIMENT and ENCOURAGE them, and when we PUSH them forward. He ALSO hears when we criticize and stir up trouble. The prophet Isaiah said that we will eat the fruit of our words. If you sow disrespect, sarcasm, discord, and judgment, you’re going to REAP those things. But when you sow KINDNESS, ENCOURAGEMENT, and MERCY, that’s what you’re going to REAP.
James said that our tongue is like a FLAME OF FIRE, and it only takes one tiny spark to set a whole forest ABLAZE. ONE WORD can start a major problem or a major BLESSING. You can start some GOOD fires. Ignite DREAMS, ignite HOPE, ignite PASSION. Your words can put people on their feet, breathe new life into their DREAMS. Don’t be a part of the problem, be a part of the SOLUTION. Be a LIFTER, be an ENCOURAGER, be a HEALER.
James 3:5–6, TLB
The tongue is a small thing, but what enormous damage it can do. A great forest can be set on fire by one tiny spark. And the tongue is a flame of fire.