“You love all words that devour, O deceitful tongue.” (Ps 52:4)
It feels good to send that barbed one-liner response to your Facebook rival and sarcasm slips off the tongue with ease over an angry text message thread.
It is so much easier to cut than to heal. In an age of long-distance communication, we have perfected the art of mean words. Read the comments section of any news article or scroll the never-ending supply of political-fueled memes and you quickly realize that we are very good at tearing down and devouring each other with sound bites instead of constructive conversation.
Tame your words and you train your life.
“And the tongue is a fire, a world of unrighteousness. The tongue is set among our members, staining the whole body, setting on fire the entire course of life, and set on fire by hell.” (Jas 3:6)
Matt 4:4 #Biblebites