“…but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison. With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse people who are made in the likeness of God. From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so.”
(James 3:8-10 ESV)
Here is a brief post from Reflections on how our fingers are just as dangerous as our tongues, and it serves as a good exhortation to all who read it. One paragraph from the website:
“So, I am sure you have the idea of what the tongue can do and how we must keep it in control. Now, these days we do not always use the tongue to communicate. A lot of today’s communication is done by words; through email, texting by way of a mobile device, letters, social networks, chat rooms, instant messengers, and through various other devices and programs. These devices do not require a tongue, but the fingers on your hands take the place of your tongue.” (I don’t know the name of the author.)
“Death and life are in the power of the tongue,
and those who love it will eat its fruits.”
(Proverbs 18:21 ESV)
Be careful what you speak AND be careful what you write!
“…addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart,”
(Ephesians 5:19 ESV)
Soli Deo Gloria!