《Today’s spiritual meditation》: “Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this should not be.” (Jas 3:10)
Meditation one: Why shouldn’t Christians regard their tongues lightly? It is because tongues are the keys of controlling our daily lives and are related to our spirits as well. When a person can bridle the tongue, that person can bridle his/her whole body. A person’s word can accurately signal the person’s spiritual status. A person who has the life of Christ will not speak malicious words. The person will naturally give praise and speak word that is good for building others up.
Meditation two: Why do we want to keep our tongues from all curses or slanders in a church? Because when you curse your brothers and sisters, you clearly do not respect the person God created in the likeness of Him, and that is equivalent to cursing our God. The arrogance of any speech in the church is showing disrespect for Jesus Christ as the head of the church and is not proper among saints. Our God is holy, and we must live out the holiness.
Prayer: Abba father, thank You for creating my mouth. Please use my mouth, and “do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.“ (Eph 4:29) I know that the tongue is hard to tame, but I believe that “I can do all this through him who gives me strength.“ (Pro 4:13) May the thought of my heart and every word out of my mouth, can build others up through the anointing of the Holy Spirit, and glorify Your name. I pray in the precious name of the Lord Jesus. Amen!