The Dangers Of The Tongue And How Does The Bible Warns Us? The vast majority of people do not understand the dangers of the tongue, and we use it without thinking of the chaos and mayhem we can cause.
To understand the dangers of the tongue, we need to turn to the Bible, the undisputed word of God, to learn what messages he gave humanity about using the tongue.
James 3:8 But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. If, as the book of James warn us that we cannot tame the tongue, we must be careful using the tongue.
Proverbs 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof. The tongue can cause either death or life, so words matter and what comes out of our mouth can either be uplifting or causes the loss of life.
Matthew 12:36-37 But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.
For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words, thou shalt be condemned.
Proverbs 21:23 Whosoever keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles. Ephesians 4:29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.
James 1:26 If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is vain.
Proverbs 15:4 A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit.
Psalm 39:1 I said, I will heed my ways, that I sin not with my tongue: I will keep my mouth with a bridle, while the wicked is before me.
James 3:1-18 My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation. For in many things we offend all. If any man offends not in word, the same is a perfect man and can also bridle the whole body.
Behold, we put bits in the horses’ mouths, that they may obey us; and we turn about their whole body. Behold also the ships, which though they are so great, are driven by fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm, whithersoever the governor listeth.
Even so, the tongue is a little member and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth! And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.
For every kind of beasts, and birds, and of serpents, and things in the sea is tamed, and hath been tamed of humanity: But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.
Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God. Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.
Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter? Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? Either a vine, figs? So can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh.
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.
We are left with no doubt that the tongue is dangerous if it is not used wisely. The Bible gives us all the information needed to prevent us from negatively using the tongue because it is against the teaching of God.