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The tongue can no man tame!

My  dear friend, Apostle James says surely this is not right;

That a fountain should pour out of the same place sweet water and bitter water, "no fountain both yield salt water and fresh" James 3:12.

People got to know who you really are, be a spring that bubble out only fresh water. Live a life of steady goodness so that only good deeds will pour forth. Surely this is not right, that "out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren" James 3:10.

Again he says;

"Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom. But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth. This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish. For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work. But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace" James 3:13-18.

If you are wise, first live a life of steady goodness so that only good deeds will pour forth. Secondly, never brag about your good deeds, for "This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish" James 3:15. 

Most people don’t know how disastrous it is to have the wisdom of this world; it is ungodly, it "is earthly, sensual, devilish" James 3:15. "But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison" James 3:8. What it knows is selfishness, envy, bitterness and confusion or wars.

"But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy." James 3:17. It is full of mercy and good deeds. It is wholehearted and straightforward and sincere. I like also the last verse; "And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace" James 3:18. Hallelujah!

Those who are peacemakers will plant seeds of peace, will pour out sweet water, command a good conversation, and reap a harvest of goodness. James 3:2 says, “If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body." 

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Laurence 

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