"And the tongue is a fire, a world of unrighteousness...but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison."
James 3:6, 8 ESV
The tongue certainly is a fire and a deadly poison. It can be used to lie, slander, backstab, betray, gossip and the list goes on. It has been used to lie about Joseph, seduce Samson, plot against David, deny Christ, betray Christ, falsely condemn Christ and the list goes on. Certainly, the tongue is a deadly poison.
The tongue needs to be under subjection, however it is impossible with the strength of mere man.
"But he said, “What is impossible with man is possible with God.”"
Like 18:27 ESV
With the power of God, all Christians can have the tongue tamed. No longer shall the tongue have dominion over a man. The Christian shall rely on the Holy Spirit for power and strength for he knows that without God, he cannot do control the tongue.
"Set a guard, O Lord , over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips!"
Psalms 141:3 ESV
Reader, let us pray today for God to empower us today. We must understand that we have to be 100% reliant on God. Let our tongue exalt Christ our King and build up the body of Christ.